Prep school fury

Mom accused of issuing death threat to 10-year-old boy who fought her son

BY KIMMO MATTHEWS Observer staff reporter

Friday, June 06, 2014

POLICE are now investigating a complaint that the mother of a child at a prominent prep school in St Andrew attacked a 10-year-old boy and threatened him with death after learning that the boy had been in a fight with her son.

The distraught mother of the boy who was allegedly attacked told the Jamaica Observer that about 8:30 am yesterday the angry female parent walked into the school devotion and pulled the boy from the group to a car park.

"My child was dragged out of devotion to the car park by this woman and pushed against a car by this woman who went on to tell my child that if my son ever troubled her child again she would use her knife to f#@#@ kill him," said the distraught mother.

She said she was told by a school official that the incident happened in the presence of teachers.

"When my child was attacked, I was told that it was a parent who came to his rescue and took him from the woman and brought him to the bathroom," she said.

The parent said despite all of this, the woman made another attempt to accost her child.

Yesterday, the Matilda's Corner Police confirmed that they have received a report from the parent about the incident. However, they did not provide any details about the report.

Attempts to get a response from the school were unsuccessful as the institution had closed for the day.

Meanwhile, the parent of the child who was allegedly attacked said she is considering taking legal action against the school as she was disappointed with how school officials dealt with the matter.

"I send my child to school for him to be protected and to hear that a parent was allowed to come on the school compound and attack my child in that manner is unacceptable," said the parent.

She said she has also arranged to take her child to a doctor to get a report about the extent of his injuries.

The mother said she was also concerned that the incident had left her child traumatised and will also affect how well he did in exams held yesterday.




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