Education Minister issues condolences on shooting death of teacher

Education Minister Anthony Garcia has extended condolences to the family, colleagues and students of the late teacher, Jeremiah Franklyn.

Franklyn was shot dead in Maloney around 11.25 pm on Tuesday. 

“Mr. Franklyn has been a teacher for more than fifteen years and taught at both the primary and secondary levels. He will be remembered for his commitment to his students, especially those in the Maloney community to whom he gave free lessons,” Minister Garcia said.

Student allegedly beaten by teacher; grandmother calls for teacher's dismissal

With her grandchildren physically beaten and terrified of school, a Penal grandmother is now calling on the Ministry of Education to remove a teacher from a primary school in Penal for administering corporal punishment on pupils.

Mildred Farrell of Platanite Trace, Penal said her 9-year-old granddaughter was struck with a whip on her hands for leaving class without permission to use the toilet.

Her teacher was not in class at the time so there was no one to ask permission, Farrell said. 

School teacher among three charged with driving under influence

Three persons have been arrested and charged with Driving under the Influence, by officers of the South Western Division DUI Task Force, during a breathalyzer exercise, conducted in the Penal district, over the weekend.

The exercise, coordinated by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Neville Adams, was conducted between 10 pm on Saturday 17th, 2018, and 2 am, on Sunday 18th, 2018.

Gun in miss' face

Horrified after seeing their teacher robbed at gunpoint inside the school compound, Jordan Hill Presbyterian School students yesterday broke down in tears, prompting the early closure of the school.

Anxious parents hurriedly picked up their children between 9 am to 11 am, after hearing that the gunman had boldly walked into the Princes Town school’s compound and robbed the teacher of her gold bracelet and her Nissan Frontier pickup, valued at $150,000, shortly after she entered the gate designated for staff members only.

Internationally: 7 students, 1 teacher die in avalanche in Japan

Seven high school students and a teacher have died and more than 40 people have been injured after an avalanche hit ski slopes in Japan.

A total of 52 students and 11 teachers from seven high schools were taking part in a three-day mountaineering expedition near the Nasu Onsen resort, 93 miles north of Tokyo, when the incident occurred at about 9.20am on Monday.

“I cannot have peace of mind until I see the students’ faces,” the deputy headteacher of one of the affected schools told the Yomiuri newspaper.