TTUTA wants investigation into Toco Secondary fire

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TTUTA wants investigation into Toco Secondary fire

The Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers’ Association (TTUTA) wants an immediate investigation launched to find the person or persons responsible for the fire at the Toco Secondary School on Wednesday morning.

The incident left some classrooms and the school cafeteria damaged.

TTUTA put out a statement on Wednesday afternoon, condemning in “the strongest possible terms, the malicious and criminal attack on the Toco Secondary School and, by extension, the Toco Community.”

TTUTA said: “It will not condone any action which disrupts and threatens effective administration of the teaching and learning process.”

TTUTA also asked the police and fire services to do “a speedy investigation, leading to the arrest and prosecution (of the perpetrators).”

The union “calls on the Ministry of Education to immediately effect repairs and/or construction to minimise the disruption of classes affected.”

The school announced its closure for the day before classes were scheduled to begin on Wednesday morning.