Oracabessa Primary school community protest treatment of 11-year-old student by police during traffic stop
Teachers, parents and other members of the Oracabessa Primary school community converged at the institution’s gate this morning (November 27) to protest the treatment of an eleven-year-old student at the school by a police officer last week.
A video of the incident circulating on social media shows the grade six student being pinned to the ground by a police officer.
The incident was reportedly sparked by an attempt by a police officer to arrest the student’s father during a traffic stop.
The student became emotional, and an alleged confrontation ensued with the police officers.
The incident has been condemned by stakeholders who have accused the police of being heavy handed in their approach to the student.
This morning, parents, teachers, and ancillary staff of the Oracabessa Primary school voiced their displeasure at the incident.
Chairman of the Oracabessa Primary school board, Dr. Gilzine Fearon describes the incident as unfortunate.
She said police officers need to be better trained to handle such situations.