Friday, April 19, 2024

Respect your elders!


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The number of assault cases coming before the Juvenile Court is causing concern and needs to be addressed, says Magistrate Barbara Cooke-Alleyne.
According to Cooke-Alleyne, schools are experiencing a high level of assault, both student on student and student on teacher.
“The idea that you can hit someone who is an adult . . . who is in charge of you sends a message . . . that we do not respect our elders any more or recognize the importance of the institution of education,” she said.
As she spoke at the launch of the seventh annual National Task Force On Crime Prevention 11+ Programme at the Christ Church Parish Church Centre yesterday, Cooke-Alleyne drew attention to a recent trend: “Now we see girls are being violent too.”   (LK)


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