TRINIDAD: Teacher Stabbed Several Times, Students Witness Attack

A primary school teacher remains in stable  at hospital after being stabbed several times in full view of students.

The victim has been identified as Norma Maharaj, of Lopinot Road, Arouca.

Police reports indicate that the 45-year-old woman was attacked by a man with whom she has an ongoing land dispute. The 26-year-old suspect came to the St Pius Boys R.C. School around 2.20 pm on Monday, pulled out an icepick and began stabbing her in view of her students.

He escaped on foot.

The wounded woman was rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.

As part of that investigation, security protocol for entry and exit to the school compound will be assessed and adjustments made where necessary as Maharaj’s attacker entered the compound under false pretenses.

Students were offered intervention and counselling as needed from staff of the Student Support Services Division, inclusive of guidance officers and social workers who were on hand on Tuesday.

Services afforded under the Employee Assistance Programme will also form a part of the intervention to be given to the school.

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