The Lacovia High schoolgirl who was seen on video beating her mother, while in her uniform, is expected to face disciplinary actions at various levels as several agencies have been brought in to address what is seemingly a wider issue.
Variations of the recorded attack have been circulating on the Internet with most persons bashing the child for raining blows on her mother.
THE STAR was not told what lead to the altercation, which unfolded in full view of other students and bystanders outside the school.
However, a 30-second clip of the amateur video was sent to our news team.
It begins with the mother wielding a piece of board with her daughter in her grasp.
The schoolgirl then starts to rain blows on her mother, much to her discomfort and confusion.
Students then started to gather around the two shouting: “Mother and daughter a fight.” After falling to the ground, the little girl got up and continued raining blows and kicks before they were separated.
In an interview with THE STAR yesterday, Richard Bennett, Lacovia High School’s principal, said: “We are aware of the incident and have given our response to the ministry. We totally reject the behaviour of the student to her parent. It is not in keeping with the school.”
The principal said that the matter has been reported to the police, the Ministry of Education, and the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA).
“We believe the child has some long-standing parental issues. The matter has been brought to the school board, and we will be guided by the ministry. The child displayed behaviour not in keeping with a normal student,” Bennett said.
According to the principal, the CPFSA was contacted because the female student has a history of deviant and maladjusted behaviour that needed intervention.
Our news team contacted the Lacovia police who said that the investigations were ongoing.