Success Laventille

Former Education Minister wants talks on security at schools in 'hotspots'

Former Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh is calling on the current Minister of Education to hold talks with the Acting Police Commissioner about security at schools considered to be in hotspot areas.

It comes in light of the murders of two teenagers from the Success Laventille Secondary School on Thursday.

Dr Gopeesingh issued the following statement today.

'Teacher' of murdered teens condemns claims that they were criminals

A woman claiming to be the teacher of the two Success Laventille students who were shot dead execution style on Thursday, is defending the teenagers against comments that they might have been involved in lives of crime.

This follows outrage on social media over some posts that support the killing of the two boys claiming that they were criminals. Others used racist remarks to celebrate their deaths as well.

Education Ministry condemns murders of Success Laventille students

The Ministry of Education is condeming the shooting death of two students of the Success Laventille Secondary School.

The Ministry issued this statement in light of the shootings:

"The Ministry of Education is strongly condemning the shooting to death of two uniformed students of the Success Laventille Secondary School shortly after 3 pm on Thursday January 21st, 2016.

Two students shot dead in Laventille

Two students of the Success Laventille School have been shot dead.

The murdered teens have been identified as Denilson "Deeni" Smith of Mulrain Trace, Picton and Mark Richards of Sogren Trace.

Reports are at around 3:10 this afternoon four male students were heading North along Picton Road, Laventille when the vehicle in which they were travelling was stopped by four men armed with firearms.

The boys were then called to exit the vehicle and two of them were shot and killed. Some reports say they attempted to run but were pursued and killed.