Antigua: Parent remanded after attacking principal

St John’s, Antigua – A magistrate had remanded into custody a parent who attacked the principal of a primary school after he had become unhappy with disciplinary action taken against his child.

Michael Samuel will return to court on April 17 and after he made an appearance before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh on charges of malicious damage of a gold chain, trespassing, and battery.

The school principal, Christopher Roberts, had to be treated at hospital following the March 8 incident. He had complained of an injury to his shoulder and released the same day.

Several schools staged sit-ins last Friday last week, demanding improved security on their compounds.

In recent years, the use of corporal punishment in schools has been the subject of much debate in Antigua and Barbuda. (CMC)

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