– Students return to school
Police on the West Coast of Demerara are still conducting investigations into the Leonora school invasion, which happened on Tuesday afternoon.
Some 15 pupils from the Queenstown Secondary School and Christ Church Secondary School in Georgetown invaded the West Demerara School, to attack one of the students there.
Police officials yesterday told this publication that investigations are still continuing and it is not likely that any will be charged.
The official explained that since the boy did not wound anyone all involved are looking for the most suitable way to amicably settle the matter. The police noted that most of the invaders appeared to come from respectable homes.
Further, the official said that a file has to be submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions and also to the Ministry of Education, for advice.
The official said that the Welfare Department of the Education Ministry has to be involved since the invaders are school children.
Meanwhile this newspaper has learnt that all the students involved in the incident have returned to school.
Further the Welfare Department has visited the school and will be rendering assistance.
The 15 students created panic with the brazen intrusion, sending both students and teachers scurrying for safety.
This newspaper was told that the episode had its origin in an altercation between two students of the Leonora Secondary School some time last week.
One of the students allegedly told his cousin, who attends the Queenstown Secondary School, about the incident and together they vowed to get even with the other party.
The Queenstown Secondary School student gathered up his friends and according to reports, they hired a bus and ‘went across the River’.
The student who the boys had gone in search for did not attend school on Monday.
Swift action by the police, who were informed about the attack, resulted in the arrest of the teenagers from the city who were caught on the premises of the West Coast institution.
The incident is a stark reminder of the lengths that students will go to perpetrate violence in the school system.
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