Mother pleads for Police to probe stabbing of 15-Y-0 son


It is now one month since 15-year-old Shemuel Pierre, a student of the Covent Garden Secondary School on the East Bank of Demerara, was stabbed by students in a gang following an altercation between him and another classmate, but to date, Police have not made any arrests despite the suspects being identified.

The child’s mother, Malenie Pierre is pleading for justice, claiming that her son is still receiving death threats.

The incident occurred on February 28, 2019, at Second Street, Covent Garden.

News Room understands the teenager and another male student had an altercation which led to the stabbing in front of the school.

It is alleged that three students attacked Pierre and stabbed him twice to his chest causing him to collapse immediately.

He was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre and later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted because of the severity of his injuries. He was stabbed to both sides of his chest puncturing his lungs and needed immediate surgery.

The child’s mother, Malenie Pierre is pleading for justice

“He spent five days in the hospital; he come out Tuesday [March 5]. The police told me when he gets discharge that I must let them know, inform them, I made sure when he got discharge I passed and actually carry my son at the station to let them know that he got discharged…They told me to bring him back the Thursday [March 7] to do a confrontation with the boys them…no one did not turn up,” the frustrated mother told News Room.

The mother said that her son gave the Police the names of the suspects, who are known by law enforcement and would normally rob and threaten other students of the school.

The woman is frustrated with the slow pace of investigation by the Police who reportedly told her the suspects cannot be arrested because they are minors.

“I want the police to start doing they work, I cannot be running and running…my son already get injured… these boys who did it walking scotch free like nothing happened…the other child going to school as normal.”

The mother further added, “Everybody knows he very troublesome, some of the students complained that he gon bring people to bore [stab] [another student] in her head. The headmistress knows what does be going on at this school and I think the Ministry of Education should do an investigation.”

When contacted by News Room, the Head Teacher of the school refused to comment on the recent stabbing incident.

Shemuel Pierre is still recovering at home and his mother said she will be forced to remove him from the school after his recovery.

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