The principal of the troubled Siparia West Secondary school has been removed after a new video was uploaded to social media depicting a confrontation between him and students.
This video comes after three others were posted online showing students bullying, beating and extorting money from schoolmates, which led to Education Minister Anthony Garcia describing the students’ conduct as “criminal”. Four students have been placed on suspension while police investigations continue with a view to criminal charges being laid.
In the latest video, students are seen confronting the principal. Officials from the Ministry told Newsday that Minister Garcia was very troubled by this latest video and action was initiated to have the principal removed. The principal was told to report to the district education office and a schools supervisor is acting in the role of principal to ensure operations continue unhindered at the school.
Efforts to reach TT Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) president Lynsley Doodhai last evening for comment proved futile.