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Norman Manley High student stabbed at school

Published:Monday | June 19, 2017 | 6:11 PM

Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer

Classes have been disrupted at the Norman Manley High School following the stabbing of a grade nine student at the East Central St Andrew-based school this morning.

The injured student was rushed to hospital where he was admitted in a serious but stable condition, while his attacker, an older boy, fled the compound.

“This morning, a Grade 11 student, who should not even have been at school, came here and stabbed a Grade 9 boy in the back,” said principal Adaire Powell-Brown.

“It seems to be an attack that was carried over from an altercation between the two some time ago away from the school. So it was rather strange that he would follow the young man here to commit the act,”  added Powell-Brown.

The principal lamented that despite efforts geared at instilling discipline and respect in the daily lives of her students, some would rather subscribe to uncaring and violent ways to exact revenge.

 The Hunts Bay police are investigating the matter.