The Principal of the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School (CCSS), Marva Daniel, has hit out at persons whom she says encourage others to commit crimes.
Daniel spoke after thieves broke into the school some time between Friday night and early Saturday morning.
She was summoned to the scene shortly after 6:am.
The intruders made off with electronic items, cash and other valuables.
They left at least two relatively inexpensive mobile telephones behind.
“I think that these people are being encouraged – they are housed by individuals who know exactly what they are up to,” Daniel told the Times.
The CCSS Principal asserted that the criminals also have a market for their stolen goods.
She expressed the view that all that was taken was not for the personal use of the criminals who broke into the learning institution.
Daniel has called on persons who know of the burglars to speak out and against them since they are bent on creating mischief, havoc and destruction.
She told the Times that the criminals are traumatizing every single person at the CCSS.
The CCSS Principal disclosed that the latest break-in was the fifth at the school since July this year.
She recalled that the last person who broke into the school and was caught was arrested.
“I understand that he is out on bail – I am not saying that he is the one involved in the latest break in, but obviously we need to be able to revise whatever policies are in place for persons who are held on sites where they have broken into and tried to get away with items that do not belong to them,” Daniel declared.
She questioned why bail was granted to the individual who was caught in the act.
According to the CCSS Principal, the situation offers no encouragement to the persons who caught him and actually frightens them because the individual who is out on bail is in a position to target those who apprehended him.
Daniel recalled that about a week ago two security guards at her school were tied up by bandits and beaten.
The incident resulted in one of the guards being hospitalized.
“This guy bled so much – the blood was all over the front part of the school,” Daniel told the Times.
She revealed that on that occasion, the bandits broke into the school and made off with a number of items including keys.
Both guards were attacked at about six O’ clock in the morning.
Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet visited the school on Saturday morning where he spoke of measures to beef up security and replace the stolen items.