Two Ferncourt High School students stabbed and wounded in school yard dispute

by March 1st, 2018

A dispute between some students at the Ferncourt High School this morning resulted in two of the youngsters being stabbed and wounded.

Seven others were taken to the Claremont Police Station for questioning, and about ten cutting implements to include, scissors, knives and half of a machete, were seized by the police.

Classes were disrupted as the St Ann based school was on lock-down for a few hours, following the stabbing incident.

When Irie Fm News contacted school officials, we were told that they were not able to divulge any information on the situation.

Meantime, Head of Operations for St Ann Deputy Superintendent Berisford Williams told Irie Fm News that a strong police presence is at the school, after bringing the situation under control.

He says the two wounded male students were taken to hospital, one sustained a stab wound to the neck, and the other student received a wound to his side.

He has been admitted to hospital.

The other student is being attended to by hospital staff.

DSP Williams says other students reportedly received minor injuries in the incident.

He states that the police will be carrying-out interventions to stem the problem which led to this morning’s stabbing incident.

In the meantime, issues with gangs with-in the school, are reported to be behind this morning’s dispute, which left students injured at Ferncourt High School in Claremont, St Ann.

One student has been hospitalised while others have been taken into police custody.

Member of Parliament for South East St Ann, Lisa Hanna, says the gang issues at the school have been allowed to ferment.

She told Irie FM News that prior to this, she brought the matter of gangs at the school to the education minister.

Miss Hanna states, that the students are traumatized, and the plan is to end school early, today.

Member of Parliament for South East St Ann, Lisa Hanna.

%d bloggers like this: