The Ministry of Education has confirmed that three Form One male students of St Joseph Secondary School have been suspended following the posting of a video showing them having a toy gun in a book bag.
The video was taken in a classroom at the school on Monday 22nd January, 2018 and was posted to social media.
The video was brought to the attention of the principal of the school on Tuesday 23rd January, 2018.
The Ministry says the principal immediately contacted the police and the parents of the three students.
Education Minister Anthony Garcia says that students from the hurricane-ravaged island of Dominica who are seeking admission into schools in Trinidad and Tobago will not be denied the opportunity to continue their education.
This follows news reports that a parent who relocated from Dominica and now resides in Central Trinidad is unable to get her three children admitted into schools.
Police have taken several students of the Siparia West Secondary School into custody for questioning in relation to a violent fracas that was caught on camera and has now gone viral.
They were detained this morning at the school but the student most prominent on the video is now being sought as he did not turn out to school.
The Ministry of Education also announced that several students have been suspended for seven days for their role in the fracas.
The school held an assembly this morning, attended by several high-ranking officials of the Ministry of Education.