JTA calls for more resource officers in schools following alleged assault of teacher by student

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association, (JTA), has again raised concern about violence in schools, reiterating the call for more resource officers to be deployed.

JTA President Leighton Johnson was reacting to the most recent incident, in which a student allegedly assaulted a teacher at a secondary school in St James.

Mr Johnson described schools as becoming arenas of violence.

He wants the police to increase their presence at schools, to help with spot checks.

He said a strong stance must be taken against violence in schools.


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