A 17-year-old student of Camperdown High School is in hospital after he was stabbed and robbed of his cell phone near Up Park Camp on South Camp Road in Kingston on Tuesday.
He is in serious, but stable condition.
The sixth form student was reportedly coming from extra classes when he was attacked. The robber stole his cellphone and stabbed him below the rib. He was found in a ditch by a member of the JDF.
Education Minister Senator Reid told RJR News that the frequent attacks on students for their personal items should spark an awareness that lives are sacred and important.
“We are now moving to set a new standard of rejection that maiming and abusing our children (are) certainly not acceptable,” he declared.