Jamaica Association of Principals of Secondary Schools says recent altercations involving schools, disappointing but not surprising

The Jamaica Association of Principals of Secondary Schools (JAPPS) has described the altercations involving school children in the Corporate Area and St. James this week as disappointing but not surprising.

A fight between male students of the Irwin High School in St. James resulted in the death of a 15-year-old boy.

The deceased was reportedly stabbed during the altercation by the other pupil, who is now in police custody.

In the meantime, an ongoing feud in the Corporate Area involving several schools has left at least one student with stab wounds.

Speaking with IRIE FM news yesterday, JAPPS President, Linvern Wright says though much is expected of students, the society is not sufficiently exemplary.

Mr. Wright laments that adults are expecting children who have been highly exposed to violence to exhibit positive behaviours immediately.

He says this way of thinking cannot persist if the nation is to be effective in addressing the issue.


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