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Teacher killed in St. Ann

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2012

A 43-year-old teacher was shot and killed this morning in what the police say was a case of robbery.

The shooting happened in Boroughbridge St. Ann shortly after 4 a.m.

The victim has been identified as Joy Allen a teacher at the Clarksonville Primary School in the parish.

Head of the St. Ann police, SSP Carlton Wilson, said gunmen entered the woman’s house and tied up her daughter.

He said she was apparently chased and shot while trying to escape.

Meanwhile, the Boroughbridge incident involving the child and her mother has happened on the first day of Child’s Month.

The Opposition Spokesperson on Education and Human Resources, Marisa Dalrymple- Philibert said she is shocked.

Turning to the matter of Child’s Month, Dalrymple Philibert said even amid celebrations for the children, there are many reminders that Jamaica has not served them well.

She said children are still subject to abuse and many are still under-educated.

Noting that there was a crisis of parenting, Dalrymple Philibert said many of them must be far more responsible and accountable and must partner with schools to ensure students are disciplined.