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TTUTA President expresses concern with bullying incident at Siparia West Secondary School; says don’t blame teachers for school violence

TTUTA President expresses concern with bullying incident at Siparia West Secondary School; says don’t blame teachers for school violence

The Education Ministry has also indicated that it may assign students involved in the extortion and assault at the School to alternative placements at the military led Academic Training Academy, Youth Programme of Apprenticeship and the Civilian Conservation Corp.

This is in addition to their immediate suspensions.

Chief Education Officer, Harrilal Seecharan gave the update while speaking with reporters at the school Monday.

News Power Now understands that a decision on the necessary action will be determined following a report from School Supervisor Three, Zabida Hosein Abid.

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Meanwhile, the teachers union is expressing concern with the bullying incident.

Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association President, Lindsay Doodhai

Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association President, Lindsay Doodhai, speaking in an interview on the topic said send supervisor of students is an area that cannot be treated lightly.

He said he is aware that police are continuing its probe into the development.

The TTUTA Head also said that teachers should not be blamed for school violence.

And he made it clear teachers were not required to supervise pupils during their lunch breaks, before or after school.

Doodhai said he was disappointed that Education Minister Anthony Garcia moved so quickly to condemn teachers following an incident at the Siparia West Secondary School.

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