The Office of the Children's Advocate has been made aware of the news in relation to students who went on an educational Field Trip to rural Jamaica.
If the reports concerning this incident are indeed accurate, it is with a deep sense of sadness and utter amazement that the teachers, who were entrusted with the care of the children, could have displayed such wanton disregard in exercising proper safety precautions in relation to their students.
The Office of the Children’s Advocate intends to thoroughly investigate the circumstances which led to the untimely death of the two youngsters and will seek to interface with their families, particularly if there are young siblings, in a bid to assist, where possible, with social support services that are necessary.
We use this medium to express our regret at the occurrence of this unfortunate incident and trust that all persons will exercise due care and at all times protect the best interest of our children.
For further information contact:
Diahann Gordon Harrison