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JTA concerned about violence against school children

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 2:24 PM
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The Jamaica Teachers’Association (JTA) says it is concerned about the increasing number of children going missing, killed and brutally attacked.

Schoolgirls Shanoya Wray and Yetanya Francis, both 14, were killed in the Corporate Area last month.

On Sunday, the mutilated body of 14-year-old Raven Wilson was found near her home in St Ann.

The JTA, in a statement, said it believes the luring and killing of the students bring into sharp focus the dangers to which children in schools and in some communities are exposed.

“The association categorically condemns the latest killings and stands ready to assist the government and civil society in whatever way possible to devise strategies to stem these vicious attacks on our children so that the business of education is not frequently interrupted,” the JTA said.

“Law abiding citizens should also make their voices heard as an attack on our children is a threat to the teaching profession, by extension the education sector and the stability of the nation,” the association added.

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