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Teachers suspended after boys’ drowning

By KIMMO MATTHEWS Observer staff reporter matthewsk@jamaicaobserver.com

Thursday, February 16, 2012 | 12:30 PM    

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THE St Andrew College will next week make a decision about the fate of four teachers who accompanied students on an ill-fated trip that left two students dead in Portland on February 2.

The fourth formers — Demel Osburne, 17, and Shane Burke, 16 — were part of a group of approximately 40 students who went on a trip to St Mary to complete a School-Based Assessment project.

The trip ended up at a beach in Portland where both students drowned.

School officials said the teachers have been suspended pending an investigation into the matter.

"The investigation into the matter continues. The school board has met and will be moving to make a decision as to how we will move forward," said Lansfield Wong, chairman of the school board, this morning.

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