Monday 19 November, 2018

UPDATE: Four students wounded in stabbing incident

UPDATE [12:46 pm] Police provided an update on this incident in the following press release:

Police are conducting investigations into a stabbing incident, which occurred sometime around 8:41 am today, onboard a school bus, at Paynes Bay, St. James, which resulted in four students, receiving multiple stab wounds about the body.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the school bus was transporting students from two secondary schools in the north of the island, when two of the students became involved in an altercation.

As a result, a 15-year-old girl, two 14-year-old boys, and 15-year-old boy received multiple stab wounds about the body.

The 15-year-old girl and one of the 14-year-old boys were transported to the QEH by ambulance, whereas the other two injured students were transported to the QEH by private vehicle. 

Their injuries were not classified as life-threatening.

Investigations are continuing.

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ORIGINAL POST [Student wounded in stabbing incident]:

Members of the Royal Barbados Police Force are investigating a stabbing incident which happened on a bus along the West coast moments ago.

Public Relations Officer with the Force, Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler, confirmed the incident to Loop saying:

"We are investigating a stabbing onboard a bus involving school children."

Reports reaching Loop suggest it is a student from a West Coast secondary school and one from a secondary level Northern educational institution.

More details as they become available.

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