Education officials denounce stabbing incident

The Ministry of Education has denounced this morning’s violent incident which occurred along Paynes Bay, St James around 8:41 a.m. on board a Transport Board school bus.

Earlier today, police issued a statement on the incident confirming that four students had suffered multiple stab wounds about the body. These include a 15-year-old girl, two 14-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy.

Police also reported that the injuries, which were not classified as life threatening, resulted from an altercation between students from two secondary schools in the north of the island.

Following the incident, the girl and one of the 14-year-old boys were transported to the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) by ambulance, while the other two injured students were transported to the QEH by private vehicle.

Barbados TODAY investigations have since revealed that the students involved were from the Darryl Jordan and Frederick Smith secondary schools.

However, in a statement issued by the Barbados Government Information Service this evening, the ministry said all it could confirm was that there was a “fracas” involving students of two the island’s secondary schools and that there “might have been some injuries because of this commotion”.

It also said it was awaiting communication from the Royal Barbados Police Force and the principals of the respective schools before making any additional comments about the incident.

​“The ministry nevertheless frowns on this type of behaviour and urges all students to conduct themselves in a manner which exemplifies the highest decorum and behaviour possible,” it added in the statement.

 

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