Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Schoolboy critical after beating

Jaden Periera unconscious in a classroom at the Signal Hill Secondary School, Tobago.

A 17-year-old Tobago schoolboy is fighting for his life in hospital after he was beaten into unconsciousness at school on Wednesday.  

The teenager was airlifted to Trinidad and expected to undergo emergency surgery for a fractured skull and other head injuries.

Jaden Pereira, is a Form Five pupil of Signal Hill Secondary School.

Another pupil of the school has been detained by police.

Police were told that the victim was playing cards with school mates in a classroom when an argument erupted.

Witnesses said Pereira was struck on the head and fell unconscious.

A graphic video released showed Pereira, lying on the floor of the classroom, bleeding from the head.

One pupil tried to assist Pereira by placing a piece of washrag against the wound.

Scarborough police are investigating.