Teacher, parent detained as police investigate incident at Houston Secondary school


A teacher and a parent are the subject of a police investigation into an alleged assault at the Houston Secondary School on Thursday.

Police Commander Simon McBean told the News Room that an investigation is ongoing into the incident which unfolded just after lunch at the East Bank Demerara school.

Reports are that a scuffle ensued between a parent and the teacher. It is unclear what might have caused the altercation.

In a video seen by the News Room, a group of persons are seen pulling and tugging. At the center of it is a student of the school who is believed to be the subject of the altercation.

In another video, the teacher, who was armed with a cutlass, is seen walking around the school compound.

“Miss Gentle, Miss Gentle. Come on man…Miss Gentle stop nah man. Oh God bai,” an individual was heard pleading with the teacher.

As of Thursday afternoon, McBean said ranks were at the school obtaining statements.

In the meantime, he said all parties involved in the matter was detained at the police station and are assisting with the investigation.


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