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CASE student stabbed, another in custody

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2013 | 10:57 AM

Gareth Davis, Gleaner Writer



PASSLEY GARDENS, Portland:

A male student of the College of Agriculture Science and Education (CASE) at Passley Gardens in Portland is now battling for life in hospital, while another is in custody following a stabbing incident early this morning at the institution.




The incident reportedly took place shortly after 3 a.m. on the west campus of CASE. In critical condition is 18-year-old agriculture student Andre Angus of an Oracabessa address in St Mary. In police custody is 21-year-old Courtney Tomlinson, who is of a Cambridge address in St James.





Head of the Portland police, Superintendent Wayne Cameron said that the two were reportedly involved in a dispute. According to Cameron, the dispute escalated and a knife was brought into play.



“The 18-year-old student was stabbed twice in his side," said Cameron. He added: “The student was rushed to the Port Antonio hospital, which is approximately four miles away. He was admitted in a critical state, but base on the severity of his condition, he was later transferred by ambulance to the Annotto Bay hospital."



Cameron told The Gleaner that "the other student remains in custody and will be charged for that stabbing”.



CASE, which is rated as one of the most sought-after learning institution islandwide, has been hit by a series of violent incidents in recent times. Two reported incidents of breaking-in, now under investigation by the police, the unsolved stabbing death of senior lecturer, Ciprian Moncrieff in September, are threatening the reputation of the rural tertiary institution.



Supt. Cameron said he would be meeting with CASE president, Dr Mary Nichols, to see how best to tackle some of the issues affecting the college.



The Port Antonio police continue investigations.



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