Less than a week after police were alerted to a planned gun attack at the Chaguanas North Secondary School, 24 students have been “removed” from classes.
Some of the 24 are said to hold criminal records and others are currently before the courts for criminal activity.
The ministry intends, through further discussion with the teachers, the ministries of National Security and Social Development to look at strategies for intervention for these students.
If intervention works, students will be allowed to return to classes.
The Chaguanas North Secondary School was closed on Friday last when information surfaced that gunmen were planning to enter the school and attack a teacher, security personnel and students.
Armed members of the Defence Force took up temporary posting at the school after it was reported that the school would come under attack from gang members in the community.
Today a 16-year-old student of the school will appear before a Chaguanas magistrate at the Tunapuna Magistrates’ Court.