The school administration at the William Knibb High school is urging not to share videos of the student who drowned last Thursday. The Acting Principal says the videos are distressing to the family grieving the loss of a loved one.
“We have to be more sensitive and cognizant of the family members – and how these will help to magnify the pain and the suffering. I will ask them to cease,” says Audrey Steele, Acting Principal of William Knibb High School.
Jonathan Eccleston had gone fishing with friends over the two-day mid-term break but reportedly fell into the river and drowned. His body was recovered on Friday.
“This is no joke. It is no fun. We need to leave some of these things to the media. Everybody is professing to be journalists and they are not,” Steele added.
On Monday, the school administration at William Knibb High and students remembered the 16-year-old who had wanted to become an accountant, as they carried out devotion. Members of the Community Safety and Security Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force were also present.
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