The Division of Education, Research and Technology is aware of an incident, involving students of the Scarborough Secondary School and members of the public. In response to this incident the Secretary, Assemblyman Zorisha Hackett, took immediate steps to communicate with the parents of the affected students.
Representatives of the Student Support Services Unit of the Department of Education were deployed to meet with the students to alleviate both short term and long-term effects. They are expected to also engage in trauma and post traumatic strategies over the next couple of weeks.
The Division condemns these acts of violence perpetrated against our students and understands the gravity of the situation. Our School Supervision Unit is awaiting the reports and will ensure that the matter is dealt with appropriately.
We remain committed to maintaining a safe environment for all staff and students at our educational institutions.