Police say fight over vaping device led to stabbing at CIC

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Police say fight over vaping device led to stabbing at CIC

Police have revealed that the stabbing of a student at the St Mary’s College in Port of Spain, was the result over an altercation over a vaping device.

This follows inquiries held into the incident at the Port-of-Spain school.

The 14-year-old, of East Grove, Valsayn, was stabbed three times—twice in the upper stomach and once in the left arm.

Police said around 12.45 pm, the teenager and another student of a higher form had an altercation over the device. The suspect fled after stabbing the Form Three student.

Meanwhile, president of the T&T Unified Teachers’ Association Martin Lum Kin has condemned the attack. “We will always condemn any form of violence and indiscipline, especially when it comes to the use of a weapon,” Lum Kin said.

He said children should be equipped to deal with conflict resolution.

Lum Kin said he hopes that a thorough investigation is done by the police and that the necessary course of action is taken.