Teen arrested and charged for assaulting schoolmate
A 16-year-old boy was arrested on Thursday and charged with assault occasioning bodily harm following an incident at a high school in West Kingston on Wednesday.
A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.
Reports from the Denham Town police are that about 11:45 a.m., a boy was forced into a classroom and assaulted by students at the institution.
A report was made to the police and one of the teens allegedly involved in the incident, was taken into custody.
The teen, whose name is being withheld because he is a minor, is to appear in the family court on Monday, February 27.
The police said they continue their investigations to apprehend others involved in the incident.
Lawmen are advising parents and guardians to play an active role in ensuring children are not involved in violent incidents, as they are not exempt from prosecution.