DAD FIGHTS FOR DAUGHTER AT SCHOOL
Diandra Grandison, Staff Reporter
Teachers and students of a primary school in St Ann were appalled last week after a parent entered the school compound and assaulted a student in their presence.
Information reaching THE STAR is that after school was dismissed on Thursday, a hired bus which transports students in the area, stopped at the school to make its usual rounds.
It was reported that shortly after the bus arrived, the parent’s daughter and a young man who attends a high school in the area were engaged in an argument and blows were exchanged.
According to an eyewitness, shortly after the altercation, the girl’s father drove on to the school’s compound, entered the bus and began raining blows on the unsuspecting teen.
“It started from a heated argument between the guy and girl. After that, she used a bottle to hit the boy in the face. He laughed, and they went up in the bus and it started to drive off when a car speed up in the school and a man jump out and come into the bus and start hit the boy in the face,” he said.
It was revealed that the 11-year-old girl used a cellular phone to call her father who attacked the 14-year-old boy and used his fists and a tape measure to hit the teen in his face and all over his body.
“The father was beating the boy and some vendors nearby who saw what was happening tried to pull him off and put themselves in between the man and the boy and some of them got hit as well,” a worker who witnessed the incident told THE STAR.
The worker also stated that she was shocked to see what transpired afterwards.
“After the driver of the bus sped off the compound to try and save the boy, the father took out his phone and called someone and he came shortly after and was asking ‘Weh di bwoy deh?”, she said.
She told THE STAR that despite the efforts of members of staff and onlookers to subdue the fuming father and his associate, their efforts were dismissed.
“Is mi first born, mi naa go mek nobody beat up me daughter,” the seething parent allegedly stated.
According to onlookers, shortly after, the father along with his associate sped off the compound in the direction of the bus.
Reports revealed that during the assault, the boy’s uniform was mauled and he sustained injuries to his face, which resulted in swelling.
The school’s acting principal confirmed the incident but told THE STAR that she could not speak on the matter as she was not present and it happened after school was dismissed.
When contacted, the Ocho Rios police were unable to confirm the incident.