Boy fractures skull in school fall

Parents are renewing their call for Government to fix the railings of the Fifth Company Baptist Primary school, after a Standard Two pupil fell over it last week, fracturing his skull.

School officials said Tisean Alexis, eight, was sliding down the railings around midday last Wednesday when he fell. However, his mother Curlanne Charleau claims her son was pushed.

Alexis, who lives in St Mary’s Village, Moruga, remains warded at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex at Mt Hope. He suffered cuts on his face and a fracture to the left side of his skull.

12-year-old Cumuto girl was at school when police reported her missing today

A 12-year-old schoolgirl who police reported missing this morning, was at school when the report went out.

Police issued a statement Tuesday morning saying that they were seeking the public's help in finding 12-year-old schoolgirl Alisha Francis who had been reported missing by her mother, Portia Francis, on Monday 15th May, 2017.

However, the Ministry of Education confirmed to CNC3 that the Standard Five student of the Cumuto Government Primary School was at school.

One-hour school lunch period stays

There will be no change to the one-hour lunch break for primary school pupils.

This was the announcement yesterday by Education Minister, Anthony Garcia, who said, “It was generally agreed and accepted that at this stage, we cannot go along with that proposal.”

The decision was arrived at following a two-hour meeting with education stakeholders about the proposal to reduce the lunch hour by 30 minutes, as one way of reducing violence, indiscipline and injury among primary school pupils which was estimated to be between five and eight per cent.

International: Two dead, two injured in San Bernadino school shooting

Two adults are dead in a San Bernardino North Park Elementary School classroom in what is believed to be murder-suicide, San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan tweeted.

Authorities believe the suspect is down and there is no further threat, Burguan said.

California authorities responded to a report of a shooting at the school.

Two students were transported to a hospital.

The other students in the school were being evacuated and taken to a nearby school.