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Porus High student involved in deadly stabbing was recommended for transfer – principal

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 6:28 PMTamara Bailey
A welcome sign at Porus High school. – Arnold Kelly Photo

The principal of Porus High, David Powell, says the Manchester-based school was in the process of expelling the student who is in police custody for yesterday’s fatal stabbing of a schoolmate.

Powell says the accused student displayed behavioural problems and the school has been trying to have him transferred for some time.

He says the paper work has already been submitted and the school’s administration had expected that he would have been transferred to another institution last September.

Members of the grief counselling team from the Ministry of Education, along with members of the community safety and security arm of the police force were present this morning at the school for a special devotion. 

Seventeen-year-old Renardo Dixon was killed yesterday after a quarrel escalated into a fight.

It’s reported that at 1:10 p.m., two students were in class when the argument and fight developed and Dixon got involved.

Scissors were drawn and Dixon was stabbed several times in the neck and abdomen.

He was rushed to the Mandeville Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.