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Schoolboy in B.B. Coke High assault incident in police custody

Published:Friday | September 29, 2023 | 3:42 PM
The incident happened on the compound of the school on Thursday afternoon.

The male student of B.B. Coke High School in St Elizabeth who is accused of knocking a schoolmate unconscious for stepping on his shoes has been taken into custody and is being processed by the police.

Parish commander acting Superintendent Coleridge Minto says the boy was taken to the Junction Police Station by his mother today. 

Minto says further details will be communicated later on. 

It's alleged that sometime after 2 p.m. yesterday, the boys were among a group of students collecting their cell phones at a security post on the school compound when the incident happened. 

It's reported that a grade eight student accidentally stepped on the accused boy's shoes.

The senior schoolboy allegedly got upset and hit the student in his face, causing him to fall to the ground and lose consciousness. 

Other students reportedly intervened and the injured boy was later transported to the Mandeville Regional Hospital in Manchester.

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