The Westmoreland Police have ramped up safe school interventions following the arrest and charge of two teenage boys for assaulting a male student at the Godfrey Stewart High School.

The boys were arrested after investigations began into a video circulating on social media of the incident. They are facing charges of robbery with aggravation and unlawful wounding.

In the video, one of the boys used a machete to hit the victim all over his body. It’s also alleged that the child was robbed of his money. The teenagers implicated were suspended from school.

Head of the Division, Senior Superintendent Wayne Josephs, says the police must now redoubled their anti-gang efforts in schools.

SSP Josephs says the police along with school officials will also be hosting a closed meeting this week with parents. He says the deviant behaviour of students has caused some security guards to be fearful.

He says anti-gang lectures have also been scheduled at Godfrey Stewart High and other schools in the parish.

SSP Wayne Josephs, Head of the Westmoreland Police.