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Improved security for Calabar

BY KIMMO MATTHEWS Observer staff reporter matthewsk@jamaicaobserver.com

Thursday, July 05, 2012    

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SCHOOL officials are planning to improve security at Calabar High School in Kingston and repair perimeter fencing, following Tuesday's attack on students and security personnel by men armed with knives.

"Yesterday [Tuesday] men came to the school dressed as students but were impeded by security [guards] at the school," said Canute Fagan, dean of discipline at the Red Hills Road-based school.

According to Fagan, the decision not to allow the men on the school compound led to a confrontation between them and the guards. He said students who saw what was happening went to the assistance of the security guards and during the melee one student was stabbed.

Fagan said a report was made and police, who were quick on the scene and apprehended the men, adding that following the incident, school officials decided to improve security at the school.

"Definitely we will be looking to step up security at the school. We are also looking to repair the perimeter fencing at the institution," Fagan said.

He also warned students to be more careful with expensive gadgets, such as cellphones, that they continue to bring to school, as they were targets for criminals.

Meanwhile, Fagan said that the student who was injured is recovering in hospital.

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