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Sydney Pagon STEM Academy board says it regrets incident involving teacher

By Racquel Porter    
 
The board of Sydney Pagon STEM Academy says it regrets the incident involving an educator that has left students traumatised, resulting in the suspension of physical classes.
 
In a video circulating on social media platforms, the teacher is seen killing a chicken and praying on the school's compound.
 
On Wednesday, the Education Ministry said the disruption is suspected to have arisen from a mental health breakdown.
 
In a media release Thursday, the school board said various agencies, including the Ministry of Health, have been working feverishly to ensure that the primary focus of education is intact.
 
Classes have been shifted from face-to-face, to online modalities until Monday.
 
Students sitting external examinations have not been affected by the disruption.
 
The board says students will continue to receive counselling when they return to school.
 
On Thursday, the Jamaica Teachers' Association told Radio Jamaica News that teacher has been receiving medical care.
 
The school board said it will continue to monitor the developments and provide further updates.


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