School administrators and security personnel urged to be vigilant after St. Elizabeth Principal wounded by man on school compound

School administrators and security personnel are being urged to be vigilant and exercise caution when dealing with unauthorized persons on their campuses.


The advisory from Education Minister Fayval Williams follows reports that the Principal of the Retirement Primary School in St. Elizabeth was attacked and chopped by a man, on the school premises, last Friday afternoon (October 21).


It is alleged that the man entered the premises with a machete, and when ordered to leave, refused.


The Principal, who also attempted to get him to leave the premises, was attacked and chopped in the head.


In extending sympathy and support to the Principal, Minister Williams said she was shocked and horrified by the reports.


According to the Minister, staff and students who were traumatized by the highly distressing attack, have been offered counselling services.


Mrs. Williams said the ministry wants all schools to be safe environments for students, teachers and support staff.


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