CHARLESTOWN, Nevis - PREMIER Mark Brantley has confirmed that an investigation was launched into reports of misconduct by two teachers at a school on the island.
Brantley, who is the Senior Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration, has lashed out at members of the public for their distasteful behaviour in sharing photos and other materials that would identify the victims of the alleged misconduct.
Recently, reports began circulating on social media alleging that there was gross misconduct involving two male teachers and two female students in separate incidents.
The Premier however described the occurrences as “inappropriate behaviour” as he said there were “false and misleading” statements being perpetrated on social media surrounding the two incidents.
Though he did not go into details of the incidents, he confirmed that investigations are ongoing.
He was quick to note that there were no reports of any actual physical engagement with any young person, but stated that “what we are aware of is inappropriate comments and inappropriate behaviour”.
Brantley lamented that what is often a joking conversation for adults, it would have no place when it comes to dealing with children.
Moreover, the Premier noted that images of the young women were being bandied on social media, which is against the laws of the land, especially in cases such as inappropriate or sexual behaviours.
Describing the sharing of images of the young ladies as “grossly irresponsible”, he noted that it should be condemned.
“I don’t know what has come upon our people that we act in this irresponsible and vicious way sometimes to each other,” added Brantley.
To this end, he is hoping that the matter could be resolved in a timely manner and provide justice for all involved.