Friday, November 15, 2019

‘Demented’ Male Causes Panic At Castries Primary School

A man, described as being ‘demented’, caused panic among staff and students of the Camille Henry Memorial School in Castries Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 8.20 am, according to a letter that was circulated to parents of students attending the institution.

A parent, who spoke to St Lucia Times on condition of anonymity, quoted the letter as saying that a ‘demented male’ entered the school property ‘creating an atmosphere of panic among the students.’

It was reported that  teachers and a few parents were present and assisted in ensuring the safety of students.

According to information obtained by St Lucia Times, the school was immediately placed on lock down and the police were summoned, arriving in a short space of time and removing the intruder.

It was reported that at one point, the intruder managed to enter a vehicle in the school compound and tried unsuccessfully to drive it away.

A video that was posted on social media shows a man dressed in a red top, black pants and red sneakers tied hand and foot on the ground, while a few people stand nearby in animated conversation.

“The children came screaming,” a voice on the recording says.

“He step on a child hand, so I went and pull him – he is holding my hand. I push him,” another individual says on tape.

No one is reported to have been injured.

School officials and representatives of the Ministry of Education were unavailable for comment.

But it is understood that security arrangements at the Camille Henry Memorial School are being reviewed.


  1. The police needs to take serious action against this man, get him the mental health that he needs before he harms someone or their child and if this happens and persons try to defend themselves and hurt the man, they are the ones going to be arrested by the police.

  2. Clearly based on this report it appears that the man is sick. Is there not a school nurse and security on the premises…there is a difference between insanity and dementia either way both are medical conditions which require medical diagnosis and treatment/intervention.

    While the children may not understand this illness which created extreme fear and panic at least the adults should have had some inclination.

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