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  • A male student of the Camperdown High School in Kingston, has reportedly died from a blow to his head while recuperating from the Chikungunya Virus.
  • According to reports from the Ministry of Education’s Region One office, the 19 year old Grade 13 student, identified as Sheckton Gordon, was so weak that he fell and hit his head.
  • A Senior Education Officer assigned to the Ministry of Education, visited the home of the student on Friday, September 26, to provide support

A male student of the Camperdown High School in Kingston, has reportedly died from a blow to his head. He received the injury while at home, allegedly recuperating from symptoms related to the mosquito borne Chikungunya Virus.

According to reports from the Ministry of Education’s Region One office, the 19 year old Grade 13 student, identified as Sheckton Gordon, was so weak that he fell and hit his head.

A Senior Education Officer assigned to the Ministry of Education, visited the home of the student on Friday, September 26, to provide support

The Ministry of Education extends condolences to the family and friends of Sheckton Gordon and wishes for them, God’s comfort and assurance during their time of bereavement.

A Trauma Response team from the Education Ministry has been dispatched to the school to provide grief counselling services to the students and teachers, who have been affected by this incident

 

 

For Further Information Please Contact:

 

Sheryl Bromfield

Public Relations and Communications Officer

Communications Unit

Ministry of Education

Tel: 279 – 8990

E Mail: Sheryl.bromfield@moe.gov.jm

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