Viral Video Shows Student Being Strangled, Clare Browne Promises Thorough Probe
Thursday 30th May, 2019-The Director of Education is promising a thorough investigation into a disturbing video involving two male students at a public secondary school that has gone viral on social media.
It shows one boy strangling another with a cord from an electric fan. The victim remained seated during the ordeal and continued reading a book. He was also dealt several slaps. In the video the perpetrator is being encouraged by others that were present in the classroom to continue abusing the young man.
Director of Education Clare Browne has confirmed the incident occurred last week.
The school’s management, having learnt of what transpired, immediately suspended several students.
Commenting on the incident, Mr. Browne noted that while action cannot be taken by the ministry simply by viewing the video, believed to have been taped by another pupil, every effort will be made to properly investigate what took place.
A report is being compiled by the school’s principal, which will then be delivered to the director of education’s office for review and action.
Director Clare Browne is reiterating that no form of bullying will be tolerated in schools and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology will enforce its zero tolerance policy against such actions.
The video has sparked outrage among many that have viewed it. There is a call for those involved to be expelled, while others are demanding the perpetrators be slapped with criminal charges.