Jaden Pereira, a student of the Signal Hill Secondary School, was seriously injured during a scuffle involving a group of boys on Wednesday.
The Division of Education in the Tobago House of Assembly condemned the incident which it said took place on the school’s compound.

It said Jaden was taken to the Scarborough General Hospital for treatment and subsequently to the Port of Spain General Hospital.

In a media release this afternoon, Schools Supervisor Sherry-Anne Hackett confirmed that Jaden underwent surgery at the Port of Spain General Hospital on Wednesday night and is currently under observation.

The Division of Education also confirmed that the matter is now under police investigation and pledged its continued support to the family of Jaden Pereira at this time.