Jamaica Crime News, St James: Deputy Superintendent of Police in Charge of Community Security and Safety in the parish of St James, Mrs. Angella Gayle, implore parents not to consider any form of retaliation against the school community or the particular teacher which was involved in the accident, which claimed the life of Grade two student, 9-year-old Easton Stapleton.
Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mrs. Gayle, who was addressing parents and teachers at the school compound on Wednesday morning of June 13th, told the parents not to start playing the name game. She further pointed out to them that, a murder is a deliberate act, but an accident is not deliberate.
They asked the parents to support the teachers and don’t point fingers. She begged them not to contribute to the problem but be a part of the solution.
Shortly after 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, young Easton who hails from Belmont District was on the outside of the compound waiting for his transportation to pick him up.
A female teacher who was also about to leave the premises went into her car and was about to reverse when the car got out of control and crushed the child against a wall.
Since then, a number of parents have been pointing fingers but the police are now calling on them not to go that route, but to support the school the very best they can at this point in time.
Students attending the Anchovy primary school were then sent home and the Principal related that she will be making an announcement, to let parents know if they will resume school on Thursday, June 14. 2018.
By Henry Bucknor