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Clash looms over acquitted teacher


LISA KING, [email protected]

Clash looms over acquitted teacher

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THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION and the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) appear on a collision course over a teacher who is now prevented from teaching children on her own after more than 35 years of service.

BSTU president Mary Redman said the union now had a battle on its hands after a letter sent by a principal to a teacher indicating she was now a “secondary teacher”, after being reinstated to the classroom following her interdiction on an assault charge.

While not disclosing the school, Redman said the court found the teacher not guilty after hearing the facts, which pointed to the child being struck accidentally.

She said the social studies teacher was acquited four months ago, but it was only recently that the ministry’s interdiction was lifted allowing her to return to the classroom. 

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