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Unrest, fire at Granville Child Care Facility, police called in

Published:Friday | November 13, 2015 | 11:44 PM

The police and the fire brigade had to be called in to quell an unrest and a fire at the all-female Granville Child Care Facility in Trelawny this morning.

The fire was allegedly started by one of the girls in a dormitory, which destroyed items, including money.

The alleged ward was subsequently attacked by others at the facility, but she managed to escape and ran for help.

She was reportedly placed in a guard room.

The girls pelted the room with missiles causing damage to the guard room.

The police and workers at the facility were able to get the girls into an assembly hall but some broke away when the ward, who allegedly started the fire, was being removed to an office.

A security guard reportedly received a slight burn and a ward, who has a respiratory illness, had to be taken to hospital because of smoke inhalation.

Meanwhile, one of the girl’s attackers has since taken up a position at the gate to the facility and up to news time she had refused to move.

The situation is still tense as the girls remain in a militant mood.