A decision has been made to expel the seven St Anthony’s College students who were suspended over a fight that left one student physically injured.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) Sharon Mangroo said in a GML interview that the decision was the last option, as these students had gotten into trouble before.
Mangroo said the decision was made with a heavy heart and was taken to ensure the safety of all students and teachers.
The student who was attacked faced no action.
The seven boys are also facing possible criminal charges in connection with the incident, as a police probe is underway.
The Ministry of Education has also made recommendations for the suspended students to attend the Military-Led Academic Training Programme (MiLAT).
The incident took place on November 9th, when the student got into an altercation with six others, and sustained injuries to his face, ribs, back, and chest, as well as a broken nose, after he was attacked. Reports indicate the victim was hospitalised for a swollen face, bruised ribs and bruises on his chest and back.
Four Roads, Diego Martin police have since launched a joint investigation into the matter with the Criminal Investigations Department, Community-Oriented Policing Section and the Child Protection Unit.