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November 24, 2012
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Teachers robbed while school in session

Andre Williams, STAR Writer

The administration at the Rosemont Primary and Junior High, Linstead, is breathing a sigh of relief that lives were spared after gunmen entered the institution and robbed a number of staff members, THE STAR has learnt.

According to reports, two armed men gained access to the school grounds and entered the administrative building, where they held up teachers and the bursar.

The unfortunate incident took place around 3 p.m. Wednesday while school was in full swing.

Our news team was told that the gunmen escaped with an undetermined sum of money and a variety of cellular phones.

When contacted by THE STAR, Principal Derrick James confirmed reports of a robbery at the school.

He said, "The police are currently conducting their investigation. We have contacted the ministry to let them know what took place. We have not completed a comprehensive report but we will have a detailed report done today and sent to the ministry."

When asked if any of the children were affected, James expressed, "Not directly, only the teachers and other staff members were harassed."

THE STAR was told that Rosemont Primary and Junior High School normally experiences sporadic break-ins that take place at nights or over the weekend.

However, according to the principal, this is the first time men have entered the school in the middle of the day to commit a robbery.

James said, "We are considering additional security. Where the breach occurred, security has already been upgraded."

Our news team gathered that counselling sessions have been conducted to assist with those who have been traumatised by the incident.

The Linstead police told THE STAR that their investigation is ongoing.

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