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Classes suspended at Mona Heights primary as teachers weep over colleague's killing

Published:Monday | January 6, 2014 | 1:00 PM

Gary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Classes have been suspended at the Mona Heights Primary School, following the weekend murder of a teacher from the institution.

Twenty-eight-year-old Paul Watson and another man were shot dead in Harbour View St Andrew on Saturday evening.

Three other people were injured.

This morning, the Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites spent almost an hour with grieving staff members.

Teachers assembled in one of the classrooms, wept openly as Thwaites commiserated with them.

Thwaites, who led a contingent from his Ministry, to share with the Mona family, decried the act of criminality.

He bemoaned Mona’s loss saying there were just too many hardened criminals targeting the very people from who they had benefited educationally.

Newly-installed principal of the school Fabian Mahabeer told The Gleaner/Power 106 News that there was something special about the slain teacher.

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