BB Coke schoolboy heroes to meet with PM Holness
(From left) Schoolboy heroes Khari Green, 13; Gary Bartley, 16; and Daejaun Gordon, 16, who took their injured schoolmate to a doctor. (Photos: Joseph Wellington)

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica - Four schoolboys, praised as heroes for their quick action in carrying their schoolmate Jaheim Colman to a medical facility last week, are scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Tuesday afternoon.

The students being lauded as heroes are Khari Green, 13; Gary Bartley, 16; Daejaun Gordon; 16 and Dejaun Powell, 14.

The boys lifted an injured Colman and walked about 500 metres from the school through the busy town of Junction to a doctor's office last Thursday after he was beaten unconscious, allegedly by a grade 11 student for stepping on a shoe.

READ: SCHOOLBOY HEROES! While others were recording, three brave young men moved to save a life

A source informed Observer Online that the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) contacted BB Coke High School on Monday afternoon to request the boys' presence at the OPM for a meeting with Holness at 1:00 pm.

This latest development follows the Jamaica Observer’s online and print publications highlighting the boys' heroic actions.

READ: Brave BB Coke boys hailed for taking injured classmate to doctor

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