KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Education and Youth, Fayval Williams says special psychosocial support will be provided to students of Kingston Technical High who witnessed the fatal stabbing of one their colleagues by another last Thursday.
During a visit to the school on Monday, Williams sought to assure students that the ministry will provide continued support to them as they grieve.
“Many of you were present when it happened, we need to give you special psychosocial support that can help you to deal with all the emotions that you continue to feel,” Williams said, adding that the ministry will also seek to provide support to the family of both students involved in the incident.
Police report that at 2:30 pm last Thursday, 17-year-old Michion Campbell and a schoolmate got into a heated argument that became physical. Both girls received stab wounds and Campbell was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Kingston Public Hospital. The other girl was treated for minor injuries and is in police custody.