St Andrew Prep students receiving counselling after shots fired

April 06, 2017

Students at the St Andrew Preparatory School are going through a series of counselling sessions after shots were exchanged between a licensed firearm holder and an armed assailant, who tried to abduct a parent as she dropped off her child to school yesterday morning.

The principal of the institution, Janet Walsh-Davis told THE STAR that she has suspended classes indefinitely to provide grief-counselling for the school community.

"I am providing counselling for the entire school community because as far as I am concerned, the incident has touched each of us all in different ways," Walsh-Davis said." Members of the trauma unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force were here this morning to provide counselling and members of the high school [St Andrew High School for Girls]."

Walsh-Davis closed school at noon yesterday. She said the counselling would resume this morning.

Reports from the Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force are that about 9 a.m. yesterday, a mother was dropping of her child when her former employee entered the vehicle pointing a gun at her.

The licensed firearm holder fired shots into the air and the armed man returned the fire. The man escaped through the exit. He is still on the run.

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