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Boy shot and injured at St Thomas school

Published:Wednesday | November 2, 2016 | 5:12 PM

Shanna Monteith, Gleaner writer

A 15-year-old male student of the Robert Lightbourne High School in Trinityville, St Thomas was today shot and injured during an altercation at the school. 

It is reported that around noon, the grade-nine student was carrying out instructions from his teacher when he noticed that someone was throwing stones.

The student then heard gunshots and realised that blood was spraying from his left leg.

According to reports, an argument had developed among students at the school who left the compound and returned with adults who had machetes.

It is further reported that a male teacher who is said to be an ex soldier and a licensed firearm holder tried to ward off the intruders by firing shots in the air.

That’s when the student, who was standing upstairs along the corridor was hit.

He is receiving medical treatment.

The police say the teacher's licensed firearm will be seized because it was used in a public place.

Meanwhile one adult and a student remain in custody in relation to the incident.