A viral video captured the moment BB Coke High School student Jaheim Colman, 14, was carried from the school to a medical facility in Junction on Thursday after he was beaten severely. The visual recording shows him being carried by a group of students from the school as onlookers watch.
In the incident that took place at the institution in St. Elizabeth, Coleman was accused of stepping on a grade 11 student’s Clarks shoes, for which he was beaten.
According to reports, the 11th-grade male student responsible for carrying out the beating of the 8th-grader, Coleman, was taken to the police station by his mother following the incident.
In the video, several students from the high school are seen assisting the injured student as he appeared motionless while he was being lifted and carried along the sidewalk of a busy roadway.
State Minister in the Ministry of National Security Juliet Cuthbert commented on the incident under a shared video on Twitter, “It is very concerning that there was no guidance councilor/ teacher/ adults around to call for a vehicle? What if he had broken bones? Thankfully, these youngsters were thoughtful to respond, but this shouldn’t be the way.”
Coral Thompson commented, “No one stopped or enquired as to what was happening? Why didn’t they call the police?”
Sound Chat Radio also commented by stating, “Bless the students who took it upon themselves to take him to get medical help, this is just terrible to watch can imagine his family.”
See the video below: