BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - POLICE have determined that the fire, which destroyed a number of classrooms and the contents therein at the Joshus Obadia Williams Primary School shortly before 10: p.m. on Friday (Mar. 18), was intentionally done.
Police, in a media statement, said that a search is underway for the perpetrator or perpetrators and they are seeking the public’s assistance in bringing that arsonist or arsonists to justice.
The statement noted that the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) with Responsibility for Crime, Andre Mitchell, along with a team of senior investigators, had visited the on the following day and he described the fire as a malicious act.
“Preliminary investigations so far have revealed that the fire was no accident. We have identified the areas in which several fires were lit. I am dismayed with the extent to which a person or persons have gone to damage an institution of learning that caters to our children. A vigorous investigation is being conducted to find, and bring to justice, the person or persons responsible for this crime,” ACP Mitchell stated.
The police are urging anyone with information regarding this matter to contact the Tabernacle Police Station by dialling 465-7227, their nearest police station or the Crime Hotline at 707, where information could be given anonymously.