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BUT president urges principal to hand over weapons


BUT president urges principal to  hand over weapons

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HAND OVER THE weapons to the Ministry of Education or the police.

That is the advice from president of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT), Pedro Shepherd, to principal of Parkinson Memorial Secondary School Jeff Broomes.

Responding to a picture carried in the MIDWEEK NATION with Broomes displaying a drawer full of weapons he allegedly confiscated since being reassigned to Parkinson in 2013, Shepherd said the call was for the safety of all concerned.

“For his own safety, I’m saying to the principal of Parkinson School ‘call the ministry or the police to remove the weapons’. Because teachers ain’t feel safe with the weapons up there, remove them and you will see your teachers, at least temporarily,” Shepherd said during a break from the all-day meeting at the BUT headquarters for teachers at Parkinson and Alma Parris this afternoon. (YB)