In the realm of education, recent days have seen a series of distressing incidents involving students, some of which escalated from seemingly trivial triggers, such as stepping on someone’s shoes. Previously, CVM News reported on a confrontation among female students at Steer Town Academy in St. Ann, which resulted in the hospitalization of a seventh-grader. However, it has come to CVM News’ attention that the initial police report inaccurately attributed the incident to a dispute over a student stepping on another’s shoe. Minister of Education and Youth, Fayval Williams, has since clarified the nature of the disagreement after speaking with the injured student. 

According to Minister Williams, the altercation began while school was in session, primarily involving verbal exchanges. Nevertheless, the aggressor issued a threat, suggesting that the situation might escalate once school hours concluded. Unfortunately, this threat was not empty, as the aggressor, along with five other female students, subjected the seventh-grader to a brutal assault that left her unconscious. While this incident bears some similarities to another student dispute that occurred at BB Coke High School on September 28, 2023, the critical distinction is that the Steer Town Academy incident was unrelated to a dispute over shoes. Watch the report:

Reporter: Celine Campbell

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