A 15-year-old form two student of the Williamsville Secondary School, who is now in police custody for a knife attack against another student on Monday faces criminal and disciplinary action.
The girl was expected to be taken to the Juvenile Booking Centre at the Oropouche Police Station last evening.
The incident, which occurred shortly after school was dismissed, left the victim, another 15-year-old Form Two student, hospitalised with stab wounds to her face, chest and arm.
Speaking with reporters at her New Grant home yesterday, the injured girl’s grandmother, who did not wish to be named, said she became aware of the incident after a video was posted on social media. However, she claimed her granddaughter had been threatened previously by the girl who stabbed her.
While the school is aware of the threats, she said as far as she is aware, no action was taken. Unable to explain how she felt after seeing the video, she lamented that violence amongst students in the nation’s schools is terrible.
However, the grandmother believes that the blame lies with school officials who may want to cover up incidents.
But, she also believes that children need more love.