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Three men held, two illegal firearms seized in attempted murder at primary school: Police

Published:Thursday | October 6, 2022 | 7:06 PM
“The action of the police was to avert the murder of a male who was marked for death by men aligned to the Tesha Miller faction of the Clansman gang": DSP Fitz Bailey

Quick action by the police today thwarted a murder attempt at the Friendship Primary School in Spanish Town, St Catherine.

Three men were arrested and two illegal firearms recovered during the incident, which occurred on the school compound where parents and children were gathered.

The Gleaner understands that a motorcar was being trailed and the driver diverted to the school compound and the police alerted. 

The men reportedly followed the car on to the school premises when they were held by the police's quick response team. 

Head of the St Catherine North police division, Senior Superintendent Howard Chambers, confirmed the incident.

Head of the crime portfolio, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Fitz Bailey said, “The action of the police was to avert the murder of a male who was marked for death by men aligned to the Tesha Miller faction of the Clansman gang.” 

The police said one of the men arrested today was charged two to three years ago in Clarendon in relation to a double murder and was out on bail. 

DCP Bailey, during a post this afternoon on the JCF social media platforms, also said the would-be killers were intended to create mayhem, panic and fear among the school population. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

- Andre Williams

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