The Ministry of Education tonight confirmed that a Whitney Institute Middle School student injured two others with “equipment from an art class” in a recent incident at the school.

In a statement released this evening, Commissioner of Education, Kalmar Richards said: “Based on reports received from the Whitney Institute, it was determined that a student used equipment from an art class that caused injury to two other students.

“Any incident such as this is taken very seriously by Whitney Institute Middle School, the Department of Education and the Ministry of Education.

“The student who caused the injuries has been dealt with according to school and DoE protocol. Whitney Institute parents have also been notified about this incident,” she said.

“Student safety is a priority and the Department of Education remains committed to working with schools to ensure safe school environments.”