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.
Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 16-year-old Jesse Bephan.
Jesse, of Heliconia Drive, Roystonia, Couva, was last seen at St. Mary’s Junction, Freeport, at around 2:00pm on Monday 20th March, 2017.
He was reported missing to the Freeport Police Station, by his mother, Sharon Bickaroo, at 8:45pm on the same day.
Jesse has short black hair, is of East Indian descent, 5 feet 8 inches tall, dark brown in complexion and of medium build.
Tasha Sandsand, the 14-year-old pupil of Malabar Secondary School, who was reported missing by her grandmother, Trina Vialva, on Wednesday 8th March, 2017, has been found, a statement by the Police Service says.
The statement says members of the Child Protection Unit are continuing investigations and that the Police Service thanks the public for its assistance in ensuring the teenager’s safe return.
The statement contains no further information.
Police are is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 14-year-old Diego Martin North Secondary School student, Aisha Thomas.
Thomas, of Green Hill Village, Diego Martin, was reported missing to the West End Police Station at 9 pm on Wednesday 15th February, 2017, by her father, Michael Thomas.
She was last seen leaving her home in the white shirt and green skirt of her Diego Martin North Secondary School uniform, on her way to school at 7:30 am on Wednesday 15th February, 2017.
Police are investigating a report that a 14-year-old student committed suicide by hanging himself on Sunday.
According to reports, Zidane Malone, a Form 3 student of the Five Rivers Secondary School, was found in a bedroom by his mother around 1 am Sunday at his home in Bon Air Gardens, Arouca.
His mother said she knew her son was sad, but did not know he was so depressed to the point to take his life.
Zidane's mother said that in a previous conversation, he had told her that he felt if he was not around, the family would be better off.
A mother is now seeking answers after her son’s hair was burnt during an apparent prank at the Coryal High School yesterday.
Felicia Ragbir said two students used a cigarette lighter to burn the hair on her son Roberto Gregoire’s head. She said while her 13-year-old son, a Form Two student, suffered no major injuries, she was distraught that such an incident could occur in school.
The matter was reported to Cumuto Police Station by teachers and the two boys were taken to the Cumuto Police Station where officers took statements from them yesterday.