Female teacher boxed, punched at school
A female teacher was reportedly boxed and punched repeatedly by a male student at a Corporate Area high school on Monday, THE STAR has learnt.
Information reaching our news desk is that the student confronted the teacher at the Kingston-based school and allegedly carried out the attack.
Students at the institution yesterday confirmed the incident, but said the alleged attacker did not turn up for school.
The students said the boy at the centre of Monday's disturbance was allegedly involved in an incident sometime ago in which a toy gun was used to injure another teacher in the left ear. That injury resulted in that member of staff being sent on sick leave.
The school was contacted by phone yesterday, but our news team was unable to get to the principal, despite several attempts.
THE STAR then went to the school and after we identified ourselves, the reporter was told to sit in the waiting area in the principal's office. The principal was overheard on her phone as her office door was half opened.
But after the receptionist stepped inside the office and alerted the principal that the reporter was waiting, there was dead silence. The receptionist then shouted from the office that the principal had gone to a meeting. Checks revealed that the principal used a side door in the room to exit the building.
Byron Buckley, director of Corporate Communications at the Ministry of Education, said the ministry was not aware of the incident. He said: "The ministry cannot confirm or deny the incident, no report has been made to us at this point. I would have to check if a report was sent to our region one office".