Concerns raise over Safety and Security Protocols at Schools


Yesterday’s health scare at the Ocho Rios Primary School in St. Ann has rehashed concern over safety and security protocols at State schools.

Over 60 students from the Ocho Rios Primary were rushed to the St. Ann’s Bay Hospital after they reportedly consumed drug-infused sweets.

The sweets were reportedly bought from a vendor who is not known to them.

The hunt is on for the vendor.

The students, five of whom were kept overnight at hospital for observation, will be closely monitored by the National Council on Drug Abuse for psychological effects.

The incident has gained international attention, with major news networks, such as the BBC and CNN publishing articles.