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Trauma team sent to Anchovy Primary after child is fatally hit by teacher's car

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 8:15 PM

The Education Ministry has sent a trauma team to the Anchovy Primary School in St James after an eight-year-old boy died in a car accident on the compound.

Easton Stapleton was struck by a teacher's car around 4:00 p.m on Tuesday.

The matter is still being investigated.

However, the Education Ministry said its team has been conducting grief counselling sessions with the children and members of staff and will continue to support them.

Anchovy Primary School principal Cheryl Grant-Mitchell says the ordeal has been traumatic and painful for students and teachers.

Meanwhile, Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid also said Easton’s death is a painful and tragic loss to the entire community of Anchovy.

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