Unknown person sets Grade 3 file cabinet alight after breaking into Golden Grove Primary


REAL NEWS –  A report of arson is being investigated by the Police and Fire Department after a filing cabinet was set on fire in a classroom of the Golden Grove Primary School.


Reports say that – while attending a town hall meeting on the Nut Grove playing field, at about 8 p.m., on September 28 – a police inspector observed members of the Fire Brigade entering the school’s compound and noted there was smoke coming from one of the buildings.


He left the meeting and went to the school, where he saw fire engine No. 15 and firefighters from the St. John’s Station attempting to extinguish a filing cabinet that had been set ablaze in a corner of a Grade 3 classroom.


Further reports say that Sylvester Shoy, the school’s grounds man, told fire officers that, as was customary, he passed by the school on his way home and saw smoke coming from the Grade 3 section.


He says he grabbed two buckets of water, entered the classroom, and saw the filing cabinet on fire.


He then asked a neighbour to call the Fire Department, and a tender arrived shortly after and completed putting out the fire.


The school’s Principal, Mae Hypolite, is said to have told law- enforcement officers that the institution had been secured at about 4 p.m. that day and no flammable materials were stored in the classrooms.


According to Fire officials, it appears that the perpetrator inserted a hand through a decorative block, thus gaining access to the inner bolt on a wooden window.


Once it was unlocked, the arsonist entered the classroom and set fire to the cabinet, which was damaged beyond repair and its contents destroyed.


A search was carried out around the school’s compound and its surroundings, but no incendiary materials were found.

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