Update: Incident at Ellerslie School


A 17-year-old male student of the Ellerslie Secondary School lost his finger and another was partially severed following a violent incident during the lunch break today.

According to police, a group of students at the school were involved in an altercation in the canteen around 11:50 a.m. As a result, the victim received several chops to his right hand from a cutlass.

He was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for medical attention.

Police are continuing investigations.

18 Responses to Update: Incident at Ellerslie School

  1. Maria Jones
    Maria Jones November 22, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    I’m wishing you speedy recovery, keep you in my prays

  2. Shaunie Nurse
    Shaunie Nurse November 22, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    I hope the surgeons can reattach it and the guilty person brought to justice.

  3. Aleisha Crichlow
    Aleisha Crichlow November 22, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    I hope the injured person recovers quickly. What a wicked person that did such a heinous crime. Clearly the mind of a murderer need locking up either at the psychiatric hospital or Dodds. Trust me if one can do this and in a school they gine do worse later on in life smh

  4. Peter Lowe
    Peter Lowe November 22, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Too much bullies and Gangs are in the schools…while the Authorities at the schools continue to hide it.

  5. Dianne Griffith
    Dianne Griffith November 22, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Bags are no longer for books because school is just a hunting ground for drugs and weapons wow a cutlass that demon deserves to go straight to prison huh clearly he is a violent devil what this place coming to cutlass at school SMH

  6. Overwatch Z November 22, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    This generation is a loss cause, no amount of school activities like football or whatever stupid plans this government have is going to change anything, these children or kids as you all want to call them belong to the Americans now, they may be physically here in Barbados but they long to be like the American “kids”, doing whatever they want,

  7. Allcia Holligan
    Allcia Holligan November 22, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Two more families hurting these children need guidance

  8. clint November 22, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Isn’t this the same school that a female student assaulted a female teacher a while back?

    • MARIA Holder November 22, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      Yup, we have given the children all the rights and the teachers have none. Thank you Ronald and all the other clowns. There was a time when random searches could be made of children’s bags etc., now you need to call in calvary and the whole host of angels before you can even say good morning to the students

      • MARIA Holder November 22, 2017 at 7:03 pm

        Additionally, the UNions have been fighting to get meaningful dialogue with the relevant stakeholders to address these types of matter and what does to public do when the teachers get fed up and down tools – cuss them? Cuss them for the same children to hear and then go back to school and disrespect the teacher. There is a vicious cycle of disrespect and lack of tolerance in this country. But I believe the bulk of them hungry and a hungry man is an angry man

  9. Heavenly Andrea
    Heavenly Andrea November 22, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    I hope this child has a speedy recovery. What is really happening in our school system here lately? School was once a place fill of sports and education ,now the kids make schools gang blocks. Put the weapons down note prison nor the cemetery would never be full

  10. Russell Margaret
    Russell Margaret November 22, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    What’s going on? Something wrong up top.

  11. luther thorne November 22, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    “This generation is a lost cause .”
    The generation that begat them is lost too. Mostly single parent, they have failed to chastise the children
    My child I cant control he. Your hear mothers stating . When you check , the child is three years old. And this foolishness continues right through the child’s upbringing. The only problem we have in Barbados is that people are doing things contrary to rules and contrary to Law and getting away with what they are doing

    No Punishment.

    This goes from the 3 year old to the 13 year old and on an on.

  12. Amelia Gittens
    Amelia Gittens November 22, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Really wish him speedy recovery and his parents strength and good guidance this would make you get yourself in trouble

  13. Oliver Smith November 22, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    My heart breaks for my beloved Barbados. I wish the young man a speedy recovery, but this incident is symptomatic of a much larger social problem. We all need to take responsibility for the place we are in now and try to guide the young people we interact with to turn this situation around.

  14. Belfast November 22, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    The sad situation is that our leaders are doing sod all to combat this scourge of violence among school children. Why is it that we do not hear of any violence coming from those privately owned schools?
    But I suppose that the children do not belong to the government. They are yours. You have to manage them.

  15. Kearn Williams
    Kearn Williams November 22, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    I don’t know out of gossip or warfare which one I would rather read bout. Gossip dangerous but warfare deadly. This is heart-wrenching. Can’t believe this happened among our children…I’m totally lost for words at this type of hostility towards your schoolmate

  16. just observing November 22, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Where is the famous child advocate who is always bashing teachers ? Well want to hear from you.
    Metal detectors are needed like yesterday. Might not find all the weapons but might save some lives. One clown might take up the father , brother or uncle’s gun and go to school and wreak havoc. Remember, guns seem to be a household item in some communities.


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