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Criminologist Tells Officials To Be Wary of Placing Police Officers Outside Schools

Criminologist Tells Officials To Be Wary of Placing Police Officers Outside Schools

School indiscipline continues to be a topic of national conversation. On the heels of the Education Minister’s visit to two of this country’s secondary institutions and his decision to remove 24 students deemed troubled students, from the Chaguanas East Secondary school, there comes concern from Criminologist, Dennis Brown that placing police officers outside of troubled schools, could embolden the students.

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Mr. Brown however said the methods being used by the new Education Minister, in treating with the problem, must be applauded.

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Criminologist, Dennis Brown

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Meanwhile….

President of TTUTA, Devand Sinanan said the incident at El Dorado East Secondary School involving over 25-30 students was an unfortunate one but will make sure things are settled.
Speaking to the Power Breakfast show on Power 102.1fm this morning, Sinanan said that a team from the Ministry of Education was dispatched to treat with several social issues at the school.

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Commenting on several reports across the country whereby students engage in violent acts, Sinanan said that is it a lot more than 10% of schools who have been reported as being engaged in violent acts.

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President of TTUTA, Devand Sinanan.

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