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Posted: Friday 3 November, 2023 at 1:51 PM

Students alleged firearm seen in school’s storeroom

By: Stanford Conway,

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - An incident that occurred at one of the secondary schools on St. Kitts had created serious concerns for many, which led to an investigation by the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF).


    Police, in a media statement, said that at approximately 18:00hrs on Tuesday (Oct. 31) the Force was informed of a possible security breach at the Saddler’s Secondary School. 


    In explaining the possible security breach, police said some students had allegedly observed what appeared to be a firearm in a storeroom at the school earlier that day, and a subsequent search of that area by the school’s security officerin yielded no result. 


    On acknowledgement of the serious nature of the report, officers went to the school on the following day and superrvised the customary entry security screening of students at the start of the school day.


    The officers and personnel from the Customs Ko Unit then conducted a thorough search of the school compound and its perimeter to the compound was free of contraband and to further address additional security concerns expressed by the students and staff. 


    Similar to the school’s security officer, that search produced no illegal items or contraband. 


    “As the Federation’s primary law enforcement agency, the maintenance of peace, law, and order are paramount priorities for the RSCNPF. All reports made to the Police are 
    regarded with a high level of importance, and even more so when the presence or use of illegal weaponry is [allegedly] involved. Thus, the Force’s staunch ‘zero tolerance’ stance to those who persistently choose to create a life outside our nation’s legal parameters continues to bear fruit. Our quest for justice will neither slow nor cease,” the statement read. 


    It also reiterated that the Force continues to encourage persons who might have information of criminal activity to call the nearest police station or the Crime Stoppers’ Hotline at 707. 


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