Teacher shot from stray bullet at school

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Teacher shot from stray bullet at school

A teacher attached to the South East Port-of-Spain (SEPOS) Secondary School was grazed by a stray bullet while teaching in her classroom.

Around 10:00a.m on Wednesday, the teacher was wounded when the bullet grazed her shoulder. Sources say one of her Form Two students may have been struck by fragments.

Officials from the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) confirmed the incident did occur, adding that there are too few security guards at the school. They are calling on the Ministry of Education to implement more effective strategies to deal with schools located in areas with rampant crime activity.

One TTUTA rep said that bullets had been previously found in the guard booths, and in the walls of the school. The rep said, “Grazed, lodged, that is too much going on. Just as an ambulance was called today it could have been the forensic department coming to collect a body and that is not what we want.”

Following the shooting, the teacher was taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital to be treated.

Police arrived on the scene a few minutes after the incident.