Students arrested for school fights. Zero-tolerance policy in place

Students arrested for school fights. Zero-tolerance policy in place

Miss Lalie Detention Juvenile Center (File photo) Miss Lalie Detention Juvenile Center (File photo)

CUL DE SAC - The police force KPSM and the Public Prosecutor’s office has taken a firm position on the fights occurring in and around schools, as part of the zero-tolerance policy, police said in a report on Saturday.

The police department started with the arrest of a group of juveniles that were involved in fights on two different occasions. On Thursday October 3rd, 2019 the juvenile division arrested a minor with initials R.A.C who was involved in a fight that took place on the October 3rd, 2019. After being questioned the suspect was incarcerated in the Miss Lalie Center pending further investigation.

Father and Son Assaulted by Teenagers

Later that same day, two other students with the initials J.I.A and J.K.C were arrested for a fight that took place at the St. Peters gas station on Friday September 27th. 2019 where a group of teenagers assaulted a father and his son duo.

A complaint was later made by the victims to the detectives at the juvenile division. A declaration was taken from both minor suspects.

After being interrogated the suspect with the initials J.F.A was held over for further investigation and placed at Miss Lalie Detention Center. The other suspect was released in the custody of his parents.

Rapidly Growing Problem

The police force KPSM is again reminding the students about the zero-tolerance policy when it comes to school and gang fights and, we are also pleading with all parents and the community to get involved in trying to alleviate this rapidly growing problem, police said on Saturday.

Parents of students involved in these fights should also be reminded that they are also partly responsible for the behavior attributed to their minor children. (Sint Maarten Police Force)  

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