'Vendors contribute to violent incidents in schools'
National Coordinator of the Safe Schools Programme, Sergeant Coleridge Minto, is making a strong appeal to schools, to inspect vendors who operate on their premises, revealing that they have, to some extent, contributed to violent incidents.
The Sergeant, who was speaking against the background of the alarming increase in school violence last academic year, said the Safe Schools Branch would be putting measures in place to address the issue.
He said ongoing investigations and information reaching the police indicate that some vendors are the ones hiding and providing weapons for students.
Sergeant Minto also pointed out that other factors have also contributed to the school violence.
Clayton Hall Principal of the Spanish Town High School and former president of the Jamaica Teachers Association is supporting Sergeant Minto’s claims that some vendors have posed a threat to the safety of students.
He says while that problem has been lessened to some extent, school administrators we will be using all available resources to stop it.
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