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Pembroke High teacher who threatened student with harm to keep her job

The Disciplinary Committee of Pembroke High School in St. Andrew has recommended that the teacher who was caught on video threatening to harm a student be allowed to keep her job.
 
The 14-member committee has instead recommended that she be reprimanded.
 
The recommendations are contained in a letter submitted to the Ministry of Education.
 
Radio Jamaica News has been informed that the Disciplinary Committee was not of the opinion that the infringement committed by the teacher warranted her being fired.
 
The committee made its decision during a meeting last week.
 
It is understood that flaws in the Education Regulations prohibited the 14-member panel from recommending that the teacher be suspended.
 
It is further reported that the committee took into consideration the fact that the teacher pleaded guilty to the charges laid against her.
 
Radio Jamaica News was also informed that the teacher admitted that she had acted unprofessionally.
 
In addition to the reprimand, Radio Jamaica News understands that the Disciplinary Committee has demanded that the teacher apologise to the School Board in writing.
 
She will also have to apologise to the school population when she returns to work.
 
The Education Ministry and the Board of Pembroke Hall High launched an investigation after a video in which the teacher was heard issuing threats to one of her students, went viral.


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