KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican officials say a mob of adults descended on a high school hurling rocks and setting a minibus on fire a day after one of its students allegedly killed a classmate away from the campus.
Police rushed to Maldon High School in St. James parish to chase off the attackers Wednesday and there are no immediate reports of any significant injuries.
The attack occurred a day after a ninth grade student was fatally stabbed by a classmate. The dead boy has been identified as 15-year-old Romaro Salmon. Authorities say the angry mob came from the community where the slain boy was from.
A government trauma team was approaching the school to provide counseling. Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says his ministry will "intensify" behavior management programs in Jamaican schools.