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As efforts are made to get the situation at St Leonard’s Boys’ School back to normal, teachers there are fearing for their safety.
President of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT), Pedro Shepherd, conveyed the teachers’ concerns yesterday as he spoke to the MIDWEEK NATION following a meeting between the union and stewards at the school earlier in the day.
“Teachers are fearing for their safety and they are calling on their union, they’re calling on the Ministry of Education, their employer, to put systems in place to help curb the violent behaviour and lawlessness coming from some of our schoolchildren,” he said.
“They’ve always had that challenge in schools, particular secondary schools where children bring to school weapons and so on.”
The Richmond, St Michael school was placed on lockdown Monday after two students had to be rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital following an altercation at lunchtime which turned bloody. (AD)
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