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Student suspended for beating teacher

A second form student at the Lodge School in St John has been suspended and now faces possible expulsion after allegedly beating a male member of the teaching staff.

Well-placed sources say the incident occurred last Tuesday in which the student, who is said to be 13-years-old, repeatedly kicked the teacher and also threatened to shoot and kill him.

As a result of the incident, teachers have requested a meeting with the school’s Board of Management.

When contacted, Deputy Chief Education Officer Karen Best said: “I cannot comment on the incident. This is the first time I am hearing about it. You cannot comment on something that you know nothing about.”

Chairman of the Lodge School Pat Cheltenham QC also declined comment on the matter, saying he had not yet met with the Principal Vasco Dash or members of the board.

However, Barbados TODAY has learnt that the male student, whose parents are Barbadian, was transferred from the New York school system to the Lodge School.

One concerned female teacher at the St John educational institution said she was terrified over the fact that the male victim – a temporary teacher and ex-student of Lodge – was well built and yet he had been beaten. Another teacher complained that last term the same student was found carrying a large kitchen knife in his school bag.

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41 Responses to Student suspended for beating teacher

  1. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes November 25, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    He probably was a trouble maker at school in NY too. I would request the school file from his previous school.

  2. Alfred C Miller
    Alfred C Miller November 25, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    They only highlight things that happen in the lower secondary schools as they wud call them

    • Keisha Weekes
      Keisha Weekes November 25, 2014 at 10:20 pm

      Lodge is one of the top 10 Secondary school’s

    • Daniel A Boxill
      Daniel A Boxill November 26, 2014 at 1:36 am

      ..also on this tangent- one of the things most often misconstrued about ‘lower’ vs ‘upper’ secondary schools is the fact that the ‘upper’ secondary schools have just been around longer AND have sixth forms … most else is just bias, hearsay and nonsense

  3. Antonio Phillips-Griffith Bsc
    Antonio Phillips-Griffith Bsc November 25, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    plenty room at Her Majesty Prison for him

  4. Keisha Weekes
    Keisha Weekes November 25, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Send him back where he come from…Don’t bring that behavior around here.

  5. Tammy Sweets
    Tammy Sweets November 25, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    A knife??? Shoot and kill? I tell ya. Lock he up boh. Lock he up fast. And at that age…hmm

  6. Beverley Headley
    Beverley Headley November 25, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    This child should be in the school system-this is s disaster waiting to happen-before he harms another child or teacher, he needs help and should be in a more confined institution like Dodse.

  7. Jennifer Small
    Jennifer Small November 25, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Send him back to New York

  8. Sunny King
    Sunny King November 25, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Smh he in’t nuh child he is a man soul and like a man he should be so treated

  9. Carolyn Robertson
    Carolyn Robertson November 25, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    well it happening any where

  10. Toni Beckles
    Toni Beckles November 25, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Loss for words

  11. Sonia Romain
    Sonia Romain November 25, 2014 at 10:55 pm


  12. Andrea Puckering
    Andrea Puckering November 25, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Lower secondary school?

  13. Andrea Puckering
    Andrea Puckering November 25, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Lower secondary school?

  14. Joseph Harding November 25, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    I would have been in police custody have he tried that with me.

  15. Joseph Harding
    Joseph Harding November 25, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    I would have slapped the he’ll out of him if I was in that teacher’s place.

  16. Jacinta Lashley
    Jacinta Lashley November 25, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Deport that bad apple and don’t let him come back there. He has mental problem and the parents are in denial and will be until he kills them or someone else. Sue them too

    • Jacinta Lashley
      Jacinta Lashley November 26, 2014 at 1:23 am

      True that, but you tek yuh own advice and don’t judge either. I made a statement not a judgement.

    • Jacinta Lashley
      Jacinta Lashley November 26, 2014 at 2:37 am

      Girl, you must be mad!! What he beat up the teacher for. He got raped??

    • Jacinta Lashley
      Jacinta Lashley November 26, 2014 at 2:39 am

      By the way how he managed to get into Lodge?

    • Lizzy November 27, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      Why are you making assumptions about the boy’s parents, so you know them? How do you know that they are in denial anything?

  17. Karamel Gem
    Karamel Gem November 25, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    So no one is asking what the teacher did the child? I had a male teacher put his hand on me when I attended Alexandra School and I sure hit him back but guess who got reprimanded because a grown man hit me who was 13 at the time. Y’all ever hear the term bad teacher ? It’s not always bad student

    • Harry Turnover November 26, 2014 at 9:21 am

      Exactly !! once had to talk to the Principal of a Secondary School about a teacher hitting my 12 year old daughter on her buttocks with a strap.
      Told him not to risk it again.

  18. Randolph Sobers
    Randolph Sobers November 25, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    He should be charged

  19. Poetry Dancer
    Poetry Dancer November 26, 2014 at 1:09 am

    He wants Dodd’s post haste

  20. Sarah November 26, 2014 at 3:09 am

    expel the idiot and give him extended compulsory community service, but sounds like he’ll end up in Dodds … Or dead!

  21. goombawillie November 26, 2014 at 7:26 am

    He needs Macfingal that’s all

  22. Rawle Roachford November 26, 2014 at 7:40 am

    There we go again. We have to ask ourselves how this juvenile got into the Lodge school. Another case of Due Diligence.

  23. Simone Strickland November 26, 2014 at 8:05 am

    I won’t want him to go prison because he would get worst but if i was the teacher i would hit him right back because that would put him in his place. If you want to be a man…. take licks like a man. He is underage so he must be in school but God know the parents should be very present and teachers should be consistently calling and information given about the child’s behavior. Children test adults to see fear. Some teachers would never be attacked because they love there student but the student know that the teacher is the adult.

  24. EneleMc November 26, 2014 at 8:29 am

    The incident is unfortunate but I hope that this young boy gets some form of psychiatric help.

  25. Shelly Ross November 26, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I am shocked and saddened by the comments of viewers.

    Such behaviour exhibited by any 13 year old, sends a strong message that there is something terribly wrong in that child’s life.

    A lot of investigation needs to be done here and the child needs help. His home environment must be investigated as well.

    • Harry Turnover November 26, 2014 at 9:41 am

      ….and I am shocked and saddened by your comments. You seem to be living in the perfect world , this is the real world ma’am and those things will continue to happen as kids like to show off in the company of other students.
      Why should his home environment be investigated ? Model children at home are the ones’ most prone to giving trouble at school.

      • Deborah November 26, 2014 at 12:33 pm

        I agree that he needs help. He is still a child and his actions are a symptom, there is obviously something much deeper going on. I also think though that he needs to be taken out of the school system until his issues can be resolved.

  26. Maryann Clarke November 26, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    You all should get the facts before condemning the child. Was the person who brought this to the public there? Do you believe the teacher is innocent in all this. Teachers do as they like because they know they can get away with it. The Union is going to give them the right, whether against the Principal or the student.

    What law is there to protect our children from teachers’ abuse?

  27. Jane Smith November 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Barbadians like a lot of hearsay and will run their mouths without getting the facts. Do any of you know what actually happened? It is truly amazing how we can convict and condemn the child without the facts. Is the teacher really innocent in all this?

    Whether or not he is the child will always get the wrong because the Union will protect their teachers.

    What laws do we have to protect the child and who is going to represent the child against teachers’ abuse?

  28. Nicole November 26, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I think the ministry should investigate this boy out he’s of no good to the Lodge school such a good school for a vagabond like him, he’s very bad behave curse at the teacher it’s not the first time for him being sent home since he join that school them better act fast. smh

  29. rose November 27, 2014 at 4:56 am

    If every individual who believes that he/she has been done wrong by another decides to kick, beat, shoot or kill the other person, does the end justify the means? There is a legal system that is there to deal with anyone who commits a crime. That means that if a teacher commits it crime it should be dealt with by the law courts and the child as well. Remember parents, CHILDREN are reading these blogs.

  30. Child of youth November 28, 2014 at 5:21 am

    I know what really happened & it is not the teacher’s fault that all of this happened.


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