A man was fined $350 in the Magistrate Court after he pleaded guilty to battery on two primary school students.
Thirty-three-year-old Modesto Cedano struck the nine and seven-year-old boys after finding them in an altercation with his son.
The incident occurred around 3:15 pm on January 25 when Cedano had gone to the school to pick up his child.
Prosecutors say Cedano did not respond when a teacher who saw the incident unfold questioned him about his actions.
In court, the defendant’s attorney said the boys, who were beaten by her client, had a long history of bullying the defendant’s son.
The attorney also claimed reports were made to the school but authorities failed to act in a matter to assist the child.
The Magistrate cautioned the defendant to always involve police officers and never take the law in his own hand.
Cedano was ordered to pay the fine forthwith or serve a month at Her Majesty’s Prison.
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