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Camperdown teachers protest after students allegedly assault teacher to recover cell phone

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 6:16 AM
Protesting Camperdown teachers, clad in black, in discussion with students this morning before a meeting at the school - Gladstone Taylor photo

Teachers at Camperdown High School are now a meeting to discuss the way forward after one of their colleagues was physically assaulted by two male students yesterday.

The boys were reportedly trying to retrieve a cell phone that was seized by the teacher.

The phone is thought to have been stolen.

It is reported that the two male students physically abused the math teacher, squeezed her behind a grille and rung her hands to get the phone she took from them. 

Principal Valentine Bailey says the teacher is traumatised by the incident and the matter is being dealt with based on the instructions of the school's chairman, who was on the compound when the incident happened.

Bailey did not say what those instructions were.

paul.clarke@gleanerjm.com