Gunmen climbed onto rooftops of the Plannings at Upper and Lower Nelson Street and were firing off "warning/message" gunshots at each other on Wednesday morning, when five stray bullets ended up penetrating a classroom at the South East Port of Spain Secondary School.
One of the bullets ricocheted and grazed a female teacher on the hand, while another bullet went just over the head of a pupil while he was sitting his end of term examination. The bullet missed his head by mere centimetres.
Education Minister, Anthony Garcia, has condemned the actions of a Tobago father who joined in a fight among school children from Roxborough Secondary School, to protect his daughter from harm.
Minister Garcia was commenting on the recent video which went viral in social media, and assures that the matter is being investigated by the THA Chief Secretary, Kelvin Charles, who has responsibility for education matters in Tobago.
A 19-year-old university student is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with possession of ammunition.
Ronaldo Wilkes, an engineering student at the Automated Technology College, San Fernando, was arrested by officers of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch (THPB), during an anti-crime exercise, in the San Fernando district yesterday.
The exercise, led by Insp. (Ag.) Sampooran Kissoonlal, took place between 5 am and 9 am on Wednesday 16th May, 2018.
A student of the Signal Hill Secondary School is now warded in a critical condition after being seriously injured in a fight at school on Wednesday.
Reports indicate that the student was beaten with a sharp blunt object to his head.
Video footage shows the boy lying on the ground while a female student attempts to tend to his wound.
The student had to be airlifted to Trinidad for emergency treatment.
Police are now investigating.
Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 13-year-old Ashwanie Jagan.
Ashwanie, a pupil of the Penal Secondary School, was last seen at her Suchit Trace, Penal, home around 7:15 am, on Tuesday 16th January, 2018.
She was reported missing to the Penal Police Station, around 9:40 pm on that same day, by her father Wendell Jagan.
Ashwanie is of East Indian descent, 5 feet 2 inches tall, medium built with a brown complexion and shoulder length black hair.
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 15-year-old Celine Chatoor.
Celine, a Form 4 pupil of the Fyzabad Composite School, was last seen at her Oropouche Road, Siparia, home around 3:30pm, on Tuesday 31st October, 2017.
She was reported missing to the Siparia Police Station, around 9:00am, on Wednesday 1st November, 2017, by her mother, Anisa Harripersad.
Celine is of mixed descent, 5 feet 4 inches tall, slim built with a light brown complexion and black hair.
Education Minister is clearing the air on why a Mayaro Secondary School student who seen being beaten by other students in a viral video, was also suspended.
The Minister told reporters today that the child was suspended because she had brought a weapon to school on the day of the incident.
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The Minister was speaking during a visit to the St Barbs Government Primary School this morning
A post-mortem is to be done on Thursday to determine how 16-year-old schoolboy Jesse Beephan died.
His body was discovered in a drain in a bushy area behind the Waterloo Secondary School Wednesday morning.
He was a student of the school.
A statement by the police said the body bore marks of violence.
It was viewed by the District Medical Officer, before being taken to the Forensic Sciences Centre where a post-mortem is expected to be performed tomorrow.