Government Senator Sapphire Longmore is calling for mental health mobile response units for schools, to provide intervention and support for traumatized students who are exposed to violence.

Her call follows the gruesome killing of eight-year old Danielle Rowe.

Danielle was taken from her school, Braeton Primary and Infant in St. Catherine on Thursday, June 8.

Her attacker slashed her throat and left her for dead on Roosevelt Avenue in St. Andrew.

She was taken to the nearby Bustamante Hospital for Children, where she died on Saturday, June 10.

Senator Longmore says mental health care intervention is needed in cases of this nature.

Senator Longmore is urging increased vigilance in the school environment.

Sapphire Longmore, Government Senator.

She was speaking in the Upper House of Parliament on Friday.

Since the tragic incident, Minister of Education and Youth, Fayval Williams has committed to the installation of closed circuit television or CCTV cameras at primary schools across the country.