Two girls attending Muschett High School in Trelawny were suspended for starting a fight that led to one of them being stabbed on Monday.
The girl who got injured was stabbed in both her face and arm, whereas the other female was taken into police custody but later released to her parents. Videos have surfaced on the internet showing the fight, the injuries, and even the alleged stabber facing detention from the police.
Principal Leighton Johnson has been unreachable, but the suspension of the girls was confirmed by the head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Trelawny Division, Superintendent Carlos Russell.
Superintendent Russell also reported that the police were investigating the incident, and they would be addressing the parents of both students later Wednesday since the parents of the stabber were unavailable yesterday.
Additionally, Superintendent Russell stated that the school was working with the police, and Wednesday’s meeting would determine the best course of action.
The cause of the fight is yet to be revealed, but the videos show the girls throwing fists and kicking, while others either cheered or attempted to end the fight. When the girls finally separated the blood on one of the female’s clothes was visible from the multiple stab wounds she received from what seemed to be a pen.
Another video showed the bleeding student being escorted by other students to assumably seek medical attention. The other video that followed showed the alleged stabber being removed from a bus by the police, and an image surfaced revealing the stitches the victim received.
Coincidentally, this incident happened on the same day another student was stabbed with a pen in his forehead at Maggotty High School in St. Elizabeth.