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AGS student was target of gang members

More details have emerged of Monday’s cutlass attack on an Antigua Grammar School student by three young men outside Teachers’ Place.

The 15-year-old student, a resident of Green Bay, related to investigators that on leaving school on Monday, he was walking just outside the headquarters of the Antigua and Barbuda Union of Teachers when a young man approached and began attacking him with a cutlass.

As the two struggled, two other males with their faces covered began advancing towards them.

The AGS student reportedly told the police that he began running away from the boys but fell in the process.

While on the ground, one of the attackers fired several chops in the direction of his head, but he used his hand to block the blows and sustained injuries to his right elbow.

A passerby intervened and the 15-year-old ran towards St. John’s Fire Station in order to escape his attackers.

A source said the injured student was apprehensive about revealing the identity of the three attackers. He allegedly told the investigating officers he has been experiencing difficulties for some time with gang members located in Villa and Potters.

The injuries the student sustained on Monday are not life threatening and he was not required to be hospitalised.

Investigations are continuing as the police search for his attackers.

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