Basic school teacher shot dead in St. Elizabeth this morning; MP condemns killing

by December 7th, 2021

A teacher was shot and killed at the gate of the Sandy Bank Basic School in Treasure Beach St. Elizabeth this morning (December 7).

She is 28-year old Chanel Smith of Sandy Bank District in the parish.

Police reports are that about 7:55 a.m., Smith was walking towards the school entrance when two men armed with guns, approached her and opened fire.


The police were summoned and Smith was pronounced dead at the Black River hospital.


The gunmen escaped on a motorcycle.


The police are appealing to anyone who has information on the incident to contact the Pedro Plains police, Crime Stop at 311 or the nearest police station.


Meantime, Member of Parliament for South West St. Elizabeth, Floyd Green is condemning the brutal murder of Chanel Smith.


He indicated that he has contacted the Early Childhood Commission to provide counselling services for the children and the teachers, as well as the Ministry of Health and Wellness to provide counselling for the family.


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