Teacher stabbed at Arouca primary school

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    Security changes are expected at the St. Pious Boys’ RC School, after a female teacher was stabbed in full view of her pupils by an intruder yesterday.

    The man walked onto the compound under false pretenses, barged in the classroom where the teacher was at work and stabbed her several times, reportedly with an ice pick.

    The 46 year old teacher was rushed to hospital by her colleagues and the Education Ministry has reported that she remains in a stable condition.

    However, the assailant escaped.

    The Ministry says the security protocol for entry and exit to the school compound will be assessed, and changes made where necessary.

    Also, students who witnessed the incident are currently being offered counseling by Guidance Officers and Social Workers, who are visiting the school today.

    Education Minister Anthony Garcia has assured that a thorough investigation will be conducted to ensure that this unfortunate incident is not repeated.

    Minister Garcia stated that “Our teachers are responsible for molding the future of Trinidad and Tobago. No teacher must feel any sense of danger while they carry out their duty in delivering education to our students, and no student should ever have to be a witness to such an attack. The Ministry of Education will continue to do all that is necessary to ensure that teachers and students of all schools feel safe throughout the school day.”