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Tacky High gets needed support from Gayle community after fire

Published:Tuesday | May 6, 2014 | 1:27 PM

Members of the Gayle community in St Mary this morning gathered at Tacky High School to help the staff clean up after yesterday’s fire.

Robbers lit an early morning fire that destroyed the administrative building that housed the staff room, the records area, the canteen, the book room and the multipurpose hall.

Principal of Tacky High, Errol Bascoe, says regular classes have been cancelled to facilitate the cleanup exercise and the restoration of utilities.

He says the school was able to facilitate students who were sitting CXC examinations this morning.

More than 200 students are sitting the May to June external examinations.

Yesterday, the Education Ministry and Tacky High organised to have students sit exams in neighbouring schools.

A technical team is assessing the damage to get the school fully operational.

Meanwhile, the school principal says up to this morning, the police investigation had yielded no suspect.

Four masked men allegedly gained entry to Tacky High early yesterday morning and set fire to the school after a security guard could not provide them with information on a vault in the bursar’s office.

WATCH: Security tied up as robbers set blaze to Tacky High

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