Minister of Education and Youth, Fayval Williams has condemned the stabbing of a security guard at the Herbert Morrison Technical High School last Friday as being a “totally unacceptable and outrageous behaviour” by a parent.

According to the Education Ministry, it has been reported that the security guard attempted to bar a parent from entering the compound last Friday, September 9, because he considered her deportment in violation of the school’s dress code. 

The parent allegedly insisted on being allowed to enter the premises and the ensuing argument escalated.

The parent is reported to have used a pair of scissors to stab the security guard.

Minister Williams says this kind of behaviour is to be condemned in the strongest possible terms. 

She says they cannot expect to set a good example to children by resorting to violence when they have disagreements. 

Last Friday’s incident as reported and captured on phone videos suggests this attack took place in full view of students. 

The Education Ministry says this is outrageous and cannot be condoned.

Minister Williams further noted that where parents or guardians are in disagreement with schools’ regulations they should seek to have their concerns raised at Parent Teachers’ Association meetings and with the administration. 

She say adults must set better examples for children.