Planned protests to disrupt the first day of school by blocking all major roads leading out to Point Fortin, La Brea and Fyzabad have been averted by police.
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith coordinated a high concentration of police officers in specific areas where roadblocks were planned.
From as early as 3 am, officers set up patrols stymying protesters.
However, in Princes Town parents of pupils attending the Princes Town Presbyterian No 1 and 2 schools, geared up for a press conference at noon today.
The Ministry of Education is assuring parents, teachers and students that major electrical and infrastructural repairs will be conducted at the La Romaine Secondary School during the July – August vacation period, in time for the reopening of the new school term in September, 2018.
Among the electrical upgrades are the installation of electrical outlets and wiring in several school blocks, such as the administrative building, multipurpose hall, library, washrooms and classrooms. The termite infestation problem in the pre-fabricated buildings will also be addressed.
An eight-year-old schoolboy is currently warded at the San Fernando Teaching Hospital with a broken left leg after an incident at his school last month where he was allegedly attacked by another pupil while at school.
The schoolboy from South had to undergo surgery where a surgical pin was placed through- and- through his left leg just above the knee in an attempt to hold the broken bones together.
He is said to be in extreme pain and cannot be administered with strong painkillers at the moment.