(CMR) The two juvenile males who were arrested on suspicion of assault actual bodily harm (ABH) following a fight at the John Gray High School gym on Wednesday have since been granted bail as investigations continue.
Reports from the RCIPS are that at about 8:30 a.m. yesterday, 13 September, officers responded to a report of an assault that had taken place at a high school gymnasium in George Town. It was reported that two students had assaulted another student, causing him injuries. The victim was given medical attention at the school, then taken to hospital for treatment and subsequently discharged.
Members of the public were outraged by the incident as parents expressed concern about the safety of children in schools.
On Thursday the school, in a response to parents regarding the incident, said the administration has taken swift and decisive action in response to the incident of assault that occurred on September 13.
“Our top priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of all students and staff. Rest assured that appropriate measures have been implemented to address this matter,” the letter addressed to parents stated.
“It is crucial that we all play a role in fostering an environment of respect, empathy, and responsible behavior within our school community. We kindly request that you take a moment to remind your child of the importance of demonstrating socially appropriate behavior at all times while at school. Encouraging open communication with your child about their experiences can also be helpful in promoting a positive school environment,” it continued.
The school said it has a zero-tolerance policy towards incidents that compromise the safety and well-being of its students and staff, and was committed to upholding this policy rigorously.
“The safety, happiness, and educational development of your children remain at the forefront of our mission. If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Together, we can ensure that John Gray High School remains a place where every student feels safe, valued, and empowered to thrive,” the letter stated.