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Adults warned about behaviour at school sports

SHERRYLYN TOPPIN, [email protected]

Adults warned about behaviour at school sports

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Both the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) and the Royal Barbados Police Force are cautioning adults about the behaviour they display in the presence of children after two siblings were taken into custody yesterday.

A brother and sister, ages 21 and 27, respectively, were allegedly smoking and drinking on the premises of the Christ Church Foundation School at Church Hill where students from nearby Christ Church Girls’ Primary were staging their annual sports day.

The pair, asked to desist or leave the premises, became involved in an altercation with officers from the Oistins Police Station around 2 p.m. The sister allegedly struck a female officer in the head who had to receive medical attention at the scene before being seen by a doctor and discharged. Two male officers subdued the brother.

BUT general secretary Herbert Gittens called for a “greater level of maturity” and for adults attending school events to “set the example” for children.

“We expect that spectators who attend such events would be there to cheer on their charges and to give support and not to cause any concerns or set bad examples for the younger students who are still at school. It is basically a school activity, don’t mind it is away from the school compound,” said Gittens, who is also principal at Wesley Hall Junior School.   (SAT) 

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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