Sunday 22 September, 2019

Student stabbed in chest for cellphone

The distressed mother of a schoolboy who was allegedly stabbed in the chest by a student of Trinity College East for his cellphone is calling on the school to address the matter.

The mother, in a Facebook post said her son was on her way to attend the Junior Achievers Program at the College when he was attacked by a student for his cell phone.

Shaq was simply walking to Trinity College to attend his Junior Achievers Program, when (the student) walked passed him on College Road, then turned around attacking Shaq from the back, putting his hand in Shaq's pocket grabbing the cell phone, Shaq held his hand, a passerby (a teacher) saw the incident and tried stopping it by calling out. However, (the student) chose to stab my Shaq in his chest and run off with his phone,”  the injured boy's mother said.

She said while her son is stable and well on his way to recovery, she is losing her mind trying to understand why her son was stabbed in the chest over a cellphone with a cracked screen.

The distressed mother is accusing Trinity College East of harbouring a criminal and is calling on the school to take immediate actions to ensure that the matter is dealt with.

She said the parents or guardians of the student must also come forward.

“HE NEEDS TO TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL OF HIS ACTIONS!!!! TRINITY COLLEGE EAST WHY ARE YOU HARBOURING A SPROUTING CRIMINAL ALL BECAUSE HE'S A "GREAT" FOOTBALL PLAYER???!!! I DID MY MOTHERLY INVESTIGATIONS AND FOUND OUT THAT (HE) HAS NUMEROUS OFFENCES OF SIMILAR NATURE, WELL KNOWN TO THE POLICE, HAS BEEN EXPELLED 3 TIMES BUT WAS PARDONED DUE TO HIS FOOTBALL SKILLS.”

Meanwhile, Trinity College East said it’s aware of the incident that occurred near the campus on Friday involving a student of its college and a student of the Arima Central Secondary School.

In a statement, it said it will cooperate with the Police Service in its investigations.

Trinity College East said the student involved will be dealt with in accordance with the Ministry of Education’s policy and the laws of Trinidad and Tobago.

The school also apologised to the injured student and his family and wished him a speedy recovery.

 

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