Students in alleged attack on Police granted bail

Students in alleged attack on Police granted bail

The Principal of the Babonneau Secondary School, Terrence Fernelon, has spoken of the need to ‘tread carefully’ when dealing with authority, especially in view of the lawlessness and breakdown in discipline that is currently prevalent in the society.

He spoke in the aftermath of charges being laid against three male students of the school for an alleged attack on a police officer.

“Certainly it worries us, it concerns us greatly at the school,” Fernelon stated.

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He said he wanted to assure members of the public that the Babonneau Secondary school does not subscribe to any form of violence or indiscipline.

“This situation is not reflective of what happens here. This is a situation that is a little troubling,” the Principal observed.

He said the full details would be made available to him at some point when he will be able to comment further.

“For now we are all deeply concerned and a little worried,” Fernelon explained.

The Babonneau Secondary School Principal refused to be drawn on whether the students allegedly involved in yesterday’s incident had prior behavioural issues, asserting that the matter is before the courts. But he made it clear that the school is concerned about all of its students.

He said the teachers and the student body at the school were addressed this morning.

Fernelon disclosed that most persons are sad.

He said it appears that the name of the school has been blackened, but stressed that the alleged incident is not reflective of the learning institution.

“We are doing all we can to ensure that our students walk the straight and narrow so to speak and that when they leave here they are model citizens,” Fernelon told reporters.

However he acknowledged that there are ‘one or two’ who step out of line.

Earlton Perineau of Monchy was charged for the offences of resisting lawful arrest, obscene language, assault and threatening words.

Rashard Remy of Morne Du Don and Gurshan James of La Croix, Babonneau, were charged for the offences of disorder or causing obstruction or annoyance in a public place, resisting lawful arrest and assault.

All of the accused are sixteen years of age.

It is alleged that  the three youngsters were behaving in a disorderly manner near the Babonneau police station when a traffic police officer who was not in uniform at the time, left the station and spoke to them.

It is alleged that the officer pointed to a stud that one of the youngsters was wearing in his ear and inquired whether t it was  part of his school uniform.

One of the youths is accused of having subsequently threatened the officer,  using the words : “If I had my gun, I would shoot you,”whereupon the officer  is reported to have informed him that he was going to be arrested.

The youth is alleged to have resisted arrest, swinging a punch at the law enforcement officer, while his two companions allegedly assaulted the policeman.

Two other officers from the Babonneau police station are reported to have  intervened and all three teenagers were arrested.

They appeared in court this afternoon where they were each granted bail in the sum of $400 cash or suitable surety on each charge.

The teenagers are required to report to the Babonneau station every Wednesday between 7 am and 6 pm.

The matter was adjourned to February 24, 2017 for a report.

 

 

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44 Comments

  1. Lime Juice
    January 31, 2017 at 3:11 pm Reply

    They should be shot (Words deleted) for assaulting a police officer. Degenerates like them disgust me. 5 years ago, a police officer spotted me because I was wearing an earring at that time, so he asked me to remove the stud but I couldn’t becuse I didn’t know how to do it

    1. anti lime juice
      January 31, 2017 at 3:58 pm Reply

      You’re an arse Lime Juice. I witnessed the “fight”. The police officer asked the child to remove his earrings/stud. When the child turn to remove it; he turned his body away. The officer then commanded the student to turn facing him and when the student ignored him and continued to remove the stud. The officer slapped the boy across his face. Completely uncalled for !!! Then the fight started both are wrong but the officer is advantageous and wrong for being a bully. Not with me though! He would lose a h***

      1. shen long
        January 31, 2017 at 6:58 pm Reply

        i saw the fight also. the officer was wrong because he thinks that because he has the law on his side he can exploit the teen. they eh give him enough. the fact that he slapped the teen was not assault ? but the damn news is quick to say that the boys assaulted the officer.

      2. Juni
        February 1, 2017 at 6:31 am Reply

        I was under the bus stop saw everything an the whole racket the slap part is a LIE

      3. Jarry
        February 1, 2017 at 7:17 am Reply

        Its Very obvious that “anti lime juice” commentor knows the officer and is trying to tarnish him by spreading rumors. The officer NEVER slapped the school thug who was found with contraband in his possession. These school thugs has no manners and respect these days.Stop making excuses for them. And you wonder why its the same set of 16 to 20 year olds robbing people in the community and in the streets of castries.

      4. Anonymous
        February 2, 2017 at 2:41 pm Reply

        Your mother should have swallowed you. Idiot!!!!

    2. shen long
      January 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm Reply

      lime juice , (Words deleted). u can see you were clearly brought up in an abused home.

  2. Anonymous
    January 31, 2017 at 3:37 pm Reply

    “They should have been shot”,as per LIME JUICE above. I hope he LIME JUICE think the same away about a Minister “MASTERBATING” in Government Office Live on Whatsapp.

    1. Anonymous
      January 31, 2017 at 3:53 pm Reply

      Really anonymous “masterbating” aa mweh mem tun

    2. Mad
      January 31, 2017 at 7:05 pm Reply

      Are u an idiot (Words deleted) ? Where does the minister come in that?

  3. Anonymous
    January 31, 2017 at 3:55 pm Reply

    400 is not enough
    They should each be ordered to pay 5000 each

    1. Anonymous
      January 31, 2017 at 4:19 pm Reply

      I donot support any type of crime (simple or major). If you are requesting $5000.00 for his bail. Should you not request the firing of a minister “MASTERBATING” from the Government Office live on social media because your moral and legal standards are so high.

    2. Smh
      January 31, 2017 at 6:17 pm Reply

      They are minors… they are not the ones paying tge bail… it will be their parents… this is what many parents fail to realise… when u dont raise your children the right way they will make you ashamed

  4. Anonymous
    January 31, 2017 at 3:57 pm Reply

    Mr principal and teachers continue to do your best. Its an unfortunate situation. This situation don’t make the school bad. It’s not like Babonneau school have a reputation. The other students will learn from this situation. I can tell how passionate you are about your school. Just do your best.

  5. anti lime juice
    January 31, 2017 at 4:02 pm Reply

    The officer has a history of slapping ppl. Cut the hand that causes you to steal RSLPF

    1. Maryann
      February 1, 2017 at 6:26 am Reply

      Shutt up liarr you must be a school child trying to spread rumours. This police officer is one of the most humble officers in the police force on island hence why alot of people feel they can take him for papyshow. I think you prefer a trigger happy cop or one like the one who hung people in their cell. The officer did identified himself and those delinquents had no respect cussing him eSpecially in front a police station. Stop making excuses for those rats yall call children these days.

  6. anti lime juice
    January 31, 2017 at 4:07 pm Reply

    You shouldn’t slap a student because he didn’t turn facing you when you ask him to remove an earring/stud. Ridiculous. He slapped a few boy at la croix babonneau a few years ago. No provocation at either event. Officer homeboy behave yourself because not everyone has a low fence

  7. Lawlessness
    January 31, 2017 at 4:08 pm Reply

    So the 16 year old has a gun!!! Interesting!!!

  8. Nun
    January 31, 2017 at 4:30 pm Reply

    I wouldn’t give the cop right for going as far as slapping a student….teachers dont lay their hands on the students themselves muchless slap….officer used excessive force, but the student had a right to body language (turning his back) on the brighter note mishandling of IMPACTS by former prime minister has demoralized the RSPF

  9. Anonymous
    January 31, 2017 at 4:35 pm Reply

    Every one commenting however lawlessness thank you for highlighting such. If in fact these words came out of the teens mouth they should be put in jail for some time and the bail should have been 5000.00 as previously suggested. Sad young criminal minds SMH

  10. Sad-But-True
    January 31, 2017 at 5:13 pm Reply

    The police was implementing and enforcing the ‘5 to stay Alive ‘ by Evil Chastanet (St. Lucia’s first non-National.)

    1. Anonymous
      February 1, 2017 at 1:08 pm Reply

      hope ur menstrual cycle is red too.

      1. Anonymous
        February 2, 2017 at 2:43 pm Reply

        Lol. Good one.

    2. Anonymous
      February 2, 2017 at 2:45 pm Reply

      Don’t talk about you. Your mother should have swallowed you too, without spilling a drop.

  11. Anonymous
    January 31, 2017 at 5:41 pm Reply

    It’s no wonder you all kids behave the way they do. Instead of suggesting measures to curtail such behaviors someone is comparing and even suggesting charging or imprisonment for Ubaldus. The comparison is very clear. He is over the age of sixteen. He is a working individual. He is not a student. He has gone a lot further where he has attained a PhD. I doubt very much he was arrested at 16 while in school uniform.
    It’s about time some of you stop playing politics and learn to keep your kids at bay. It’s no wonder when they do wrong the pass code is “he was a good boy”. I don’t even blame some of them because they are being tutored by those who suppose to know better. They are sure not any angels or else they would not have found themselves in that predicament. Stop doing the wrong things around them so they could grow up into respectable young adults. What is wrong with society. It’s no wonder we are faced with such travesty on our hands. I feel sorry for some teachers.
    Teachers take courage and don’t let this hinder the plans that you have for the school. In every situation you will find a one off. Stay focus.

  12. Anonymous
    January 31, 2017 at 5:50 pm Reply

    Here I am thinking, so why the officer tell the boy move his stud? The boy not in class, why he have to move his stud. So jusso officers….traffic officers just telling chicldren move deh stud. When the child in class or on school premises, if he forget the stud in his ears, then the teacher can remind him to move it…but why an officer h ha ve to tel the child about his stud? Im sure if he didnt say anything to te child, tht whole issue couldve been avoided. Its like that officer just wanted to strt something

    1. Devil's Advocate
      February 1, 2017 at 5:37 am Reply

      In case you don’t know, a stud or earring on a male student is not part of his uniform. Until he has removed the school uniform, he is representing that school. So, yes, the police officer (or any adult for that matter) can ask him to remove his stud. People need to understand the power of a uniform and how it represents the institution.
      Of course, you are correct in your assumption that if he said nothing, then the situation would have been avoided. But, you missed out the part where he went out here because the boys were being rowdy and unruly.
      By your standards, if they had been observing the rules of proper decorum, this could have been avoided as well. We have to look at such situations from all angles.

  13. Quincy Anderson
    January 31, 2017 at 6:02 pm Reply

    Sad but true is all ppl like u that have the country in the mess it is because all what u see is red . Get real 4 once man , if not just keep your red head mouth shut because u contaminating the whole dam population when u open you mouth.smh

    1. Anonymous
      January 31, 2017 at 6:12 pm Reply

      Well said sad but true I have no common sence just keep shut think u maybe attended donatar school

  14. Anonymous
    January 31, 2017 at 6:06 pm Reply

    There appears to be more to this. I strongly believe that the officer may have been high handed in his approach.

  15. jackal
    January 31, 2017 at 6:15 pm Reply

    I second that Quincy Anderson..lol sad but true is obsessed with politics and the government it seem. The police has no right to slap the individual. And also that remark the individual stated is not to be taken lightly either..to much unsolved shooting and can’t take no threat for granted. Our beloved country is going to the dogs..lord help us

  16. jackal
    January 31, 2017 at 6:16 pm Reply

    I second that Quincy Anderson..lol sad but true is obsessed with politics and the government it seem. The police has no right to slap the individual. And also that remark the individual stated is not to be taken lightly either..to much unsolved shooting and can’t take no threat for granted. Our beloved country is going to the dogs..lord help us

  17. shen long
    January 31, 2017 at 7:02 pm Reply

    if was my son he had slapped uh , trust me, i would have gone to my great , great grand mother for him. while he was drinking water he was drowning. they like taking advantage of people too much because they have the law on their side.

  18. Stranger
    January 31, 2017 at 7:07 pm Reply

    Question ? it was stated that the officer was dressed in plane clothes correct? did he state to the students that he was an officer of the law also ? i am not saying that the students were correct for doing what they did however if i don’t know that you are an officer why should i even listen to you ? even if it’s just for the removal of a stud

  19. Vibz
    January 31, 2017 at 7:27 pm Reply

    We cannot deny that many juveniles are anti-social, anti-establishment and anti-authority. The police and eye-witness accounts of the incident differ. We have to hear both sides before we can prescribe blame. I find that we are too quick to cast judgment. We also seem to get superlative happiness from cursing, shaming and denigrating people. Our society is suffering from intolerance, crudity and insensitivity. Let your words heal not hurt.

  20. Anonymous
    January 31, 2017 at 9:39 pm Reply

    That’s always the case police hit you they right even off they wrong you hit them back you wrong even if they were wrong and you were right. High time they put the ……. Police in their place ……the police

    1. Anonymous
      February 1, 2017 at 1:07 pm Reply

      learn to spell first. choops

  21. Anonymous
    January 31, 2017 at 10:34 pm Reply

    The principal of the school needs to be fired immediately. Such unclear remarks on a situation involving 2 form 5 students and a form 4 should not have come from your mouth.(Words deleted)

  22. Anonymous
    February 1, 2017 at 12:38 am Reply

    comments like these make me want to vomit
    no wonder there is this level of decay in the fabric of this society
    wow
    sad but true (Words deleted) i dont know why people keep taking him on ignore him and you will see he will just be sad
    true ent it

  23. Anonymous
    February 1, 2017 at 4:09 am Reply

    I don’t see anything wrong in someone having a stud with their uniform. Is it part of the law for an officer to check how a student is dressed, what jewelry they’re wearing. Our culture and heritage includes piercings and tattos. I remember when society never respected Rastafarians, if u had dreads and wanted to go to school one had to cut it off because it’s not part of uniform. Why don’t you guys start respecting ones right to express themselves. Why did the officer see it as his duty to tell one what’s part of uniform or not. Is the student working for the government where he has a work uniform policy, no. Are you the principal of the school no, are you the parent no, was the student on the school premises no. As an officer your job is to serve and protect and you’re already having a difficult time doing that so try to better yourself at your job, don’t take up responsibilities that’s not yours. That’s being rude and out of place.

  24. FairMinded
    February 1, 2017 at 8:50 am Reply

    I respect the police without them society will be ungovernable. There are varying accounts as to what transpired between the police officer and the students. I hope the court case would give us some clarity. I must submit that a police officer has no authority to compel anyone to remove an earring from his/her person. The officer is infringing on that person’s rights. He can ask but should not compel anyone to do this. I know that juveniles around these students’ ages can be very rebellious but one should always try to de-escalate a confrontation of this nature. Hope justice will prevail either way.

  25. Brani
    February 1, 2017 at 9:32 am Reply

    I agree with Vibz and Fairminded. It is not a police officers role to enforce school dress code. He is acting outside his powers and duty. Therefore all actions thereafter is illegal. So depeending on the noise that they were making outside the police station, he could have arrested them for a public order offence of breach of the peace. Our officers needs better traing and our youths need discipline. But at the same time they should be respected.

  26. Raymond
    February 1, 2017 at 11:19 am Reply

    Its really amazing what we support and don’t support.
    In the first place is the earring or stud part of the school uniform. We seems to be accepting all type of shit in the school system.
    Some of our young men is a disgrace to our society. Once to starting to insult people be it, police, teacher, passesby you name it. You’re are nothing good. The next thing mother / father is next in line for assault, licks and more.
    $400.00 bail. certainly not enough, 1 visit to the police station is not enough. Now to you Mr.Officer. Some of you believe you’ll are above the law. Regardless of the individual, always remember you’re dealing with a human being. Regardless of character. Sometime one need to humble to get the JOB done. You cannot be pulling here and the other going the opposite way. We’re too small a country to be behaving in such a manner towards each other. Get it right when dealing with young people. We all in some way have fallen short, we were children too. But that does not mean if you play the AA you shouldn’t be punished. As a child i was punish for doing wrong. Nowadays nobody want to be corrected and that’s the problem in our society today. From top to bottom..everybody is RIGHT. WHERE WE HEADING TOO.
    I see police officers driving recklessly on our roads, who charging and who arresting them. No body. Think about it, i see them driving drunk, who charging them, no body. so to members of the public. We need to get it right so we can all live happily ever after. We can do it, we come together before, during and after a disaster. We have a disaster on our hand, why not come together as a country. There was a double homicide earlier today, people already blaming the government, blaming the police. It is the government fault, it is the police fault. No. The system fail this young man. Ninja Dan just came from prison, totally rehab. Why this young man left prison with destruction on his mind.there are times we need to walk away, move on with live, take another lane. Forgive and forget, shake hands. Peace i bring you peace. Jesus came to save us, but we continue to destroy one another. It is just sad. How things has change for the worst in the country of my birth. The country i call home. Saint Lucia stand up for what’s right, we all can play our part as small as it it, your contribution to this country development rest on us, not the Politicians, the politicians come and go and remember they are there to serve for 5 years. In fact we have the power to remove them in less than five years if we believe they keep failing us. This is the SAINT LUCIA WE LOVE.

  27. Anonymous
    February 1, 2017 at 1:03 pm Reply

    mr principal I don t think u all can deal with those children, sorry

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