In Fit of Rage Over School Work
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Education Minister Anthony Garcia said that the necessary resources and experts from the Student Support Services Division of the Ministry of Education will be sent to a secondary school, after a student is reported to have severely injured his mother in a fit of rage over school work earlier this week.
Garcia said that the Ministry had received a report regarding the incident in which the 15-year-old Presentation College student allegedly chopped his mother almost severing one of her arms, and also inflicting multiple wounds to her head, chest and arms.
The student has since been taken into police custody following the incident on Wednesday night.
Police said that the woman had been found at the house by her husband on his return from work on Thursday and that the student had been found in a nearby village after fleeing the house.
The mother has since undergone emergency and the Head of Central Division, Senior Superintendent, Inraj Balram described the incident as very disturbing.
“It is appalling for a 15-year-old who is attending a prestigious school to resort to that kind of violence against his own mother. I am pleading with people who have troubled children to seek counselling for them,” Balram is quoted in the Friday edition of the Trinidad Guardian newspaper. – CMC