(CMR) The Red Bay Primary School educator, accused of engaging students in exorcism, has been cleared to return to the school after no criminal charges were laid against her.
An investigation was launched in 2021 after several parents expressed outrage that the school's principal and religious minister, Dr. Vickie Frederick-Armador, allegedly engaged the students in exorcism against their will after declaring that demons possessed them.
According to a release issued Thursday, at the end of October 2022, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) (including communications from the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions advised the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Department of Education Services (DES) that no further action was recommended in relation to any criminal proceedings in this matter.
It further stated that as of 1 November 2022, one of the staff members alleged to have been involved in the matter fully returned to work, following a period of remote support she provided to the school during the investigation.
Another staff member who was also accused of participating in the activities continues to work from home.
“We are pleased to welcome the staff member back to work and have the fullest confidence that she will continue to provide quality educational opportunities to the school's students,” the release said.
“We ask that the privacy of the staff member is respected as she carries out her professional duties at the school,” the release ended.