A 17 year old male student was stabbed at the Patrick J. Bethel High School on the island of Abaco. Another male student is assisting police with their investigation into the matter.

The Minister of Education and Technical and Vocational Training, the Hon. Glenys Hanna Martin was asked for comment while outside the House of Assembly. She said, “we’ve put police officers, specialized trained officers, on the campuses. Now I was advised yesterday there is not one on that particular campus and so I’ve asked them to review that and revisit that. But these police officers do more than just police the campus. They engage in mentorship they do lectures on anger management etc. It appears to be, what what we are seeing a very useful program and statistics are showing a decline in incidents on those campuses where those officers are.”

The minister also said that officials are doing all that they can to ensure that campuses are safe.