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January 16, 2013
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Mother hospitalised after son's stabbing

Crystal Harrison, Staff Reporter

The mother of 15-year-old Euric Brown, who was fatally stabbed while at school, has been hospitalised since the incident.

Brown from Papine, St Andrew, was reportedly stabbed in a phone dispute at the Institute of Academic Excellence on Half-Way-Tree Road in St Andrew.

His mother, who was barred from the school's premises, collapsed, when news broke that her son had succumbed to his injuries.

"My mom is not coping at all with the death. She said that she feels as if she is going to die. I am not sure how long she is going to spend in the hospital because she has high blood pressure," Sherieca Mothersill, sister of the deceased, told THE STAR.

It is reported that sometime after 2 p.m, Brown, a third former at the school, was stabbed several times by two male students after he was accused of stealing a mobile phone.

He was rushed to the nearby Medical Associates Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Mothersill described her brother as a jovial, fun-loving person, who assisted in a furniture shop in his community after school.

THE STAR understands that the two male attackers are in police custody.

Several concerned citizens who spoke to our news team have blamed the absence of a more efficient security presence at the school for the incident.

"Di yute mother identify herself and di security dem wouldnt let in di lady. When di two students attack di yute, him grab fi a chair and mi get fi understand seh a teacher was in di classroom," a man who identified himself as a concerned citizen told THE STAR.

The St Andrew Central police are investigating the incident.

Efforts by THE STAR to speak to school administrators were unsuccessful, as the news team was prevented from entering the compound.

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