Gloom hangs over Falmouth school after student's death
Teachers and students of the Falmouth All-Age School in Trelawny spent the entire school day in counselling sessions following the death of a student.
The bodies of two boys, 10-year-old Alex Brown otherwise called ‘Romaine’ and seven-year-old Javani Brown otherwise called ‘Prince’ both of Zion District in Martha Brae were found in the river.
The boys are not related.
Alex Brown was a Grade six student of the Falmouth All-Age School while Javani attended Hague Primary.
A team from the education ministry's Region 3 office as well as counsellors from schools within the parish spent the day at the school offering grief counselling.
Principal of the Falmouth All-Age Talbert Golding told Irie FM News that students and teachers are traumatized by the death of Alex Brown.
Mr Golding says the entire Grade six population wept openly yesterday after word came that Alex an outstanding student had been found dead.
The principal further notes that a Pastor was called-in to have a special devotional exercise, with the students.
He said a team from the school visited the homes of both Alex and Javani yesterday afternoon to offer moral support to the families.
The nude bodies of Alex and Javani were discovered floating in the Martha Brae River yesterday morning by a passer-by.
Its reported that both boys had been missing from home since Saturday September 15.
It’s believed that the boys might have been sexually molested.
However, police say the boys’ bodies showed no signs of violence, pointing out that the results of the post mortem will determine the cause of death and if the boys were abused.
Meantime, the Falmouth All-Age principal also encouraged parents, guardians and care givers to better protect and care for the nation's children.
Mr Talbert has implored parents as well as the general public to put the safety of the nation's children first.