Jamaica News, Westmoreland: At least two schools in the Grange Hill area of Westmoreland have been closed on Tuesday morning May 2nd, due to the recent upsurge in the community which resulted in the murder of seven persons on Monday.
Following the shooting incidents, the Principal and the Administrative Staff at Paul Island Primary decided to close school until some calm has been restored to the area.
Likewise, the Grange Hill High School started morning classes on Tuesday, but as gunshots rang out in the community, the Principal of the Institution decided to close school for the day.
We also learnt that all the Basic School in the area have been closed. Our news team caught up with Errol Stewart, principal of the Grange Hill High School, who told our news team that he is now very concern with the sad situation that have been taking place in the community.
According to Mr. Stewart, the murders and shootings have created a negative impact on the school community and most of all on the lives of a number of the students who have lost loved one in the bloodbath.
He pointed out that these incidents have come at a time when the students are now preparing for C-SEC examination and also the parents are very concern as to the safety of their children.
By Henry Bucknor