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Maggotty High board prescribes counselling for female in vulgar video

Published:Friday | November 1, 2013 | 7:26 AM

Maggotty High School’s board of management has ruled that immediate counselling be provided for the female student identified in a 2011 video showing students behaving badly at a party.



The video which emerged last week, shows some of the female students lifting their uniforms, exposing their underwear, while gyrating on the ground and dancing with their male peers.



Principal of Maggotty, Rawle Bent, had earlier revealed that only one of the students identified in the video remains at the institution.



He told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre last night that the school’s board met and agreed that several non-punitive intervention strategies be implemented to guide students in areas such as self-development.



He said the school will be making every effort to provide counselling for the grade 11 student.

The principal says the staff at Maggotty High have empathised with the student who he says has displayed very good behaviour in recent months prior to the video's circulation.



The principal said the student's parent expressed appreciation for the actions to be taken by the school.



The six-minute video was shot at the Apple Valley Park, nearby the Maggotty Police Station and the school.



The education minister has said the school needs to explain why it is just learning of the video showing an incident taking place in close proximity to the school and the police station.



Outrage flowed from several sections of the society who condemned the behaviour of the students, while noting that the display symbolised the breakdown in traditional values and attitudes.



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