St Hilda’s principal injured by intruder at school

June 21, 2019
Heather Reid-Johnson

Principal of St Hilda’s Diocesan High School in Brown’s Town, St Ann, Heather Reid-Johnson, was injured by an intruder who attacked her on Thursday night on the school compound.

Reid-Johnson was chopped on the hand and had to be treated at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital.

Up to 11 p.m. staff members, parents and several non-boarding students were among those at the hospital as she received treatment.

A member of the school’s administration who was among those at the hospital, told THE STAR that the injury is not considered life-threatening.

Reports are that the principal had just left her office and was heading to her apartment when she was attacked by a man wearing a mask, who had managed to breach the security system on the compound of the all-girls institution.

The man demanded her bag and although she complied, she was reportedly chopped on the hand by the robber, who escaped. The incident happened around 7 p.m.

Reid-Johnson was taken to the Brown’s Town Police Station where a report was made after which she was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Students who board are reportedly shaken by the incident, which has come at a time when they are in the middle of examinations. 

The Brown’s Town police are investigating the incident.

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