She cried for help, but no one showed up

ORACABESSA, St Mary — The administrators of Oracabessa High School have confirmed that they are conducting investigations into an alleged sex crime committed against a female student about 4 o’clock on Monday afternoon while classes were in session.

A source close to the student’s family told the Jamaica Observer that, based on her account, a male attired in khaki uniform held a pair of scissors at her neck, coerced her into smelling a substance that rendered her unconscious, dragged her into a bathroom for females, raped her, and left her for dead on the floor.

It is said that the student had cried for help, but no one showed up.

Another student eventually went to use the bathroom and reportedly raised an alarm after seeing the girl naked on the floor.

Bruises sustained by the female student who was allegedly raped at Oracabessa High School in St Mary on Monday.

The victim was taken to Port Maria Hospital.

Photos seen by the Observer show bruises on the child’s left hand and left thigh.

She is now at home recuperating but is said to be traumatised and reluctant to return to the school.

A representative of her family met on Tuesday with the school’s administrators, including Principal Donovan Thomas.

“We had an unfortunate situation but the matter is an active investigation and there is not much that I can say at this time,” Thomas told the Observer.

He further stated that, since the alleged incident, security has been increased at the school.

“Since then, we have increased the level of security. We also always have an active level of security on the compound. We have a main gate and there is a security post,” Thomas informed.

BY HORACE MILLS Observer writer

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