Police make a breakthrough in their investigations into the Clare Hall School security breach


The police have made a breakthrough in the matter in which two young men breached the security of the Clare Hall Secondary School.

One of them was arrested and charged by the police for trespassing and for carrying an offensive weapon – a golf club.

He was taken before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh on Tuesday (February 7) and after pleading not guilty to the charges he was remanded to His Majesty’s Prison.

Reportedly the 19-year-old is to be tried sometime in April.

The police are reportedly still on the hunt for his accomplice, who was reportedly armed with a cutlass.

Both young men, who reportedly tried to hide their identity by wearing hooded shirts, last week Tuesday (January 31) breached the school’s security and caused havoc on the compound, sending students fleeing as they searched for a student.

This incident reportedly traumatized the student body in addition to the staff, who has expressed concern about safety while at school.

Students were subsequently asked to stay at home for two days last week (Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 3) as teachers discussed solutions to ensure that this incident does not happen again.

The Ministry of Education expressed outrage at the reprehensible invasion on the school and Education Minister Daryll Matthew said he stands in solidarity with teachers and others in school plants over security issues.

On Monday (February 6) teachers and parents staged protest action outside of the educational institution, which forced classes to end early.

However, the school returned to its normal activities Tuesday morning (February 7). -REAL NEWS

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  1. We have to bring ourselves to the level that when criminals are being charged that they are not only charged for the weapons, the act but also, for the collateral damages that they caused in doing the immediate act.

    In this circumstance, collateral damages were school children being asked to stay at home at a last moment – where most likely most parents would have been at work unable to monitor. School teachers receiving pay for not teaching for two days – actually no fault of the teachers but fault of the action caused. Additional more security personnel and or equipment needed at the school plant – an increase in personnel and equipment costs both by the school, the government and possible the security company. Implementation of additional security measures – more red tapes and time for teachers, students, school plant et al.

    And the list goes on.

    I can remember back after 2004 that individuals were going around breaking into homes and raping the female occupants in villages like ottos, golden grove, cashew hill, nut grove, bath lodge etc. This action caused these areas to be looked as high crime areas, hence, property values instantaneously gone down, OR home seekers avoided wanted to live in areas such as these. this is a collateral damage and should have been charged on the perps of such crimes and similar at that time – if caught.

    • Totally understand,something happened hopeful if was not a child being bullied,on the other hand guys that was totally wrong and out of order
      Most times they report to the teacher Nd are labeled troublemakers.

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