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CCSS Principal Concerned Over Police Follow-Up Regarding School Invasions

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The Principal of the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School (CCSS), Marva Daniel, has praised the Community Relations Branch (CRB) of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) for its response to school invasion reports.

 But Daniel has expressed concern about follow-up by other police departments.

“I am a little saddened because we have had a number of intruders at our school during school hours in the daytime and at night all of which have been reported,” the CCSS Principal told St. Lucia Times.

Daniel disclosed that although the police have responded and made an assessment, the follow-up needs improvement.

“In some cases we have actually done so much in terms of pointing to evidence that could lead to further interventions such as possible identification of the intruders or even their capture and what we find is that we feel more unsafe because those persons seem to be intruding and getting away in terms of not being arrested,” she lamented.

Daniel said as a result, there is a reluctance to make reports to the police.

She asserted that people know nothing will happen, a situation she described as sad.

“We would really like the other police departments to step up,” the Saint Lucia educator told St. Lucia Times.

She said the CCSS had received much support from the police Community Relations Branch.

She said the officers there have been ‘extremely helpful’.

“They respond even when they have few resources. We step in to assist and they come forward. We just wish that other departments called on to assist schools do a lot more. So that is one of my concerns. We need to feel and see the support,” the CCSS Principal asserted.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Sorry Ms Daniel, anytime one sees a police vehicle all glasses upwith full air condition on. They don’t have time for you they are on their leisure time.

  2. I quite agree with you madame principal. Sometimes a police officer begins the process but the system fails further along the way. For example my child’s father is owing thousands of dollars in child support. After years of being patient with him I finally realized he simply wasn’t interested in supporting his child so I took the necessary steps at the family court. He wss brought in by the police but I am not sure who told him he could pay at his convenience. He made two payments and is yet to pay anything else. He is around the place driving without a care. The system is failing us big time.

  3. Some of the intruders during the day are known to teachers and some students. In some cases they are there to exchange weed, browny and to eye up girls on the school compound. Additionally there are a high degree of pimping going on within the confinement of students where one is giving out other students numbers in exchange for something. My daughter give me her phone few times because a 19yr old male got her number from a form 2 students, even though she insisted he don’t message her he continues. My investigation reveals he was a pass student at the ccss and would sometimes visit the school compound for obvious reasons. So Ms Daniels you need to look into this as well.

  4. Madame Principal may be you need to address this matter with your Chief Education Officer. The Principals Association should advocate for better security in schools for the safety of students, teachers and staff. I also understand the police have priorities, but they should be able to respond by the end of the school day or within 24 hours.

  5. Every school in St.Lucia Should have arm Guards on the premises Day and Night With Legislation protecting the Arm Guards .You invade the School premises Deal with you as per.Cameras should be installed on the School pre.ises .Its time these Foolishness come to an end at Schools in St.Lucia

  6. Ms. Daniel,

    Please discuss with your Chief Educational Officer the current/existing Security issues at the school. In fact, it should have already been addressed from the onset-perhaps you may have already done so – I am note certain. As for the young folk, simply block the numbers as well as the contacts of the intruders – no need to respond.

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