Saturday 26 September, 2020

MoE assures heightened security near PoS school after explosion

The Ministry of Education is assuring teachers, students and parents of the South East Port-of-Spain Government Secondary School that all efforts are being made to ensure the safety of all persons on the compound.

This follows an incident which occurred at 9.15 am when an explosion was heard seemingly emanating from outside the school’s compound on Upper Nelson Street, Port-of-Spain

In a statement on Wednesday, the Ministry said there is an increased security presence in the vicinity of the school, in addition to an increase in the number of police patrols in the area.

The release added that based on intel from a senior School Supervisor from the Port-of-Spain and Environs Education District, no teachers nor students were injured.

Education Minister Anthony Garcia reassured that maintaining the well being of pupils and staff is important. 

“The safety of our teachers and our students and all those of our persons who operate within the school environment is paramount. The scare that was caused by the apparent gunshot, is of great concern to us. Our students and teachers must be allowed to operate in an environment that is safe and conducive to the effective implementation of the curriculum.”

Following the incident, personnel from the Student Support Services Division immediately provided counselling for staff and students and will continue to provide similar interventions as required.

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