Vere Tech teacher accused of beating student faces court next April

Friday, December 14, 2018

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CLARENDON, Jamaica — The trial of embattled Vere Technical High school's physical education teacher Sashauna Wellington has been set for April 12, 2019.

Wellington is alleged to have beaten 13-year-old student athlete Moesha James with a “PVC pipe” on November 1, was on November 13 arrested and charged with occasioning actual bodily harm and was released on bail.

Wellington, who was suspended by the school on Wednesday, November 21 until further notice, appeared in the Lionel Town court yesterday and through her attorney-at-law, Dr Keste Miller, denied the allegations.

“Today is a mention date and I was served with the relevant documents and I will have to peruse them now and match it up with my instructions,” Dr Miller told OBSERVER ONLINE.

“The long and short of it, my client maintained her innocence that she did not do what they said she did,” he added.

Meanwhile attorney-at-law Michael Howell who appeared for the complainant, said the “facts will speak for themselves”.

Howard Walker

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