The regional health department was called in to assist with the situation and prevent students from committing self-harm.
St Ignatius Secondary school in Upper Takatu, Upper Essequibo, Region Nine, was forced to close this morning as students started to display signs of mental distress. Students were observed behaving agitated and aggressive.
According to information received by ‘They Break News’ the first case began this morning around 9:00 a.m. when a female student began to scream. Soon after both male and female students began displaying the same behavior.
As a result, teachers and students restrained students from committing self-harm. However, as more students began to display the same behavior,the regional health department was called in to assist with the situation. The school was then closed in an effort to contain the situation.
‘They Break News’ was informed by teachers attached to Saint Ignatius Secondary that the school will remain closed for the rest of the week and resume on Monday .
An emergency meeting with regional authorities and stakeholders of the region is expected to be held to address the tomorrow to address the issue. The reason behind the students’ behavior remains unknown at this time