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.