Jamaica News, March 29, 2018 – Green Island High School Students Granted Bail
Hanover, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Our news team has been informed that, the three Green Island High School students who are facing assault charges in the Lucea Family Court, were all granted bail when they appeared in Court on Wednesday, March 28.
Green Island High School Students Granted Bail: One student was offered bail in the sum of $70,000 and two other in the sum of $30,000 each. The three students were also placed under house curfew as part of their bail condition.
We were also informed that the mother of one of the Green Island High School Students who was charged with Child Neglect by the Hanover police on Monday did not appear in court.
The Hanover police have confirmed that the woman was recently slapped with charges after her son who is among the four other boys who assaulted the bus driver, could not be located. The mother was represented by an Attorney-at-law who informed the court that due to personal reasons she was unable to appear.
The accused mother Karen Williams, 44-year-old housekeeper of Cousins Cove and the other three students will reappear in the Hanover Family Court on Wednesday, April 4.
The police also stated that, similar charges will be laid against the mother of the other boy who also cannot be located since the incident.
The three of five male students who appeared in Court are answering to charges of Assault and Malicious Destruction of Property.
Reports are that about 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, the five students armed themselves with knives, choppers and stones, and attacked the bus driver who was at a vendors stall outside the school gate.
The driver was slapped in his face several times by the boys and received injuries. To avoid being stabbed to death, the driver ran inside his Coaster bus, but the students gave chase and hurled several stones at the vehicle smashing the windows.
The incident was reported to the Green Island police who carried out an investigation. Three of the boys were taken into custody and charged.