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‘Walking time bombs at school’


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A principal is openly admitting to an illegal drugs problem at his secondary school.

In a candid presentation, Coleridge & Parry’s Vincent Fergusson said there were “walking time bombs” attending the St Peter institution as well as many other schools across the island. He was speaking yesterday during the Ashton Hall, St Peter school’s annual speech day and prize-giving ceremony.

“Somehow our society – especially the young ones – believes that engaging in the use of marijuana is cool, but we in the schools see the negative of that. We see students who are very erratic, aggressive, threatening other students and teachers, destroying school property and, most of all, displaying signs of hopelessness.

“They are walking time bombs . . . . We have some walking time bombs at this school and we have to do something about it because it’s not getting better,” he said. (CA)

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.



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