FULL STORY: Top student stabbed by bandit

FULL STORY: Top student stabbed by bandit
Raheem Knight is a top student at Entrepot Secondary. * Photo credit: The Voice (St. Lucia)
Raheem Knight is a top student at Entrepot Secondary. * Photo credit: The Voice (St. Lucia)

A male student of the Entrepot Secondary School was stabbed in the face around noon today by one of two bandits who attempted to snatch his chain.

The victim has been identified as top student of Entrepot Secondary, Rakeem Knight, 16, of Carielle, Castries.

The victim’s mother, Melcina Knight, told St Lucia News Online (SNO) today (July 3) that her son, one of his schoolmate and his friend’s mother were heading to the school to pick up a copy of their transcripts when the incident occurred.

According to the woman, one of the bandits approached her son with a knife and demanded his chain, but Rakeem resisted. The other bandit was on the lookout. The bandit, who attacked Rakeem, had in his possession a nine-inch knife and at first attempted to stab him in the stomach. However, he was stabbed in his face instead.

Rakeem put up a fight and managed to get the bandit on the ground, but the bandit fought back and escaped without the chain. Melcina said Rakeem is devastated by the incident, but is thankful that he is alive. Rakeem was treated at hospital and released. He obtained several stitches.

Principal of the Entrepot Secondary Arthur Scott told SNO that Knight was robbed a few yards away from the school. Scott described it as an unfortunate incident, explaining that the young man and his friend decided to walk instead of catching a mini-bus.

Knight was recently named the Junior Achiever of the Year and was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Young Leader Award of St Lucia. He is actively involved in youth activism and is associated with the Young Leaders Club.

Officials from the Marchand Police Station had conducted a search for the bandits in the area, but came up empty-handed. This incident comes close to the stabbing of another 16-year-old student, Nichole Elibox of the St. Joseph Convent, who was wounded while being robbed of her cell phone.

Education Minister Dr. Robert Lewis had promised heightened security for the District Three area. Patrols are expected to be done between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily.

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  1. @ God alone half of yr shift u guys drink sleep half of the time,when someone call u guys u take forever to get there.i hve been there a i hve seen the nonsense that goes on in there the superisiors r even worst than the officers u guys need to buckle up and try to put a stop to the crime situations sit together and try to figure out how best t o deal with all the crimes

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  2. what the hell it eh kenny or no politucian fault. them fellas choose to do shate in school and go and live the gang life. stop depending on any politican or party to do some. it is in yourll hand and the policso shut up and stop blaming kenny or slp for what happen blame parents and this ass hole teens that choose to do shate in scholl. smfh yourl lucians depending on government to provide stuff for yourl. dont wait for jobs be an entrapenure and take a risk

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  3. it's so sad to keep hearing these things happening to our children day after day. What hurts more is that you hear that security will be tightened when the kids keep suffering at the hands of criminals. The police doesn't care, neither does the ministers of government. Their children are always safe, they are being driven to and from school every day. The parents who are unable to give their children bus fare on a daily basis will obviously be the ones to suffer. So is it a must for a child to take a bus to town if he or she is unable to afford? How is it that our streets are so unsafe? Our country has fallen!

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  4. It is time parents take responsibility for their children and stop minding other people business and stop blaming the police and politicians.

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  5. people hear that uh dont yall think it was the same guy who stabbed the young girl for her phone that did this too to this young man

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  6. some of u people are so ridiculous.Can a parent be with a 16 year old all the time and why can't a young man wear his chain when going to the school. He was not in uniform. MR Minister dont't you know anything about security to actually give the times police will be patroling.....Really

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  7. This conversation is great indication of why we raise children that want to others for their things. People who make excuses for bad behaviors .

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  8. Where is Kenny and LaCobinerre. They said they have the answer to crime. It has graduated to attacking School Children? What ashame. These SLP guys need to go!!!!!!!!!!. They have no clue on how to run the country. They will never like any other government have to answer to crime, but nothing is happening and you not even hearing from them, all they after is Mary Isaac and chastnet that's where their energy is focus.

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  9. please do not blame the police neither the parents who chose to instill moral into the minds of the children.
    Blame the parents who are very good at breeding criminals.
    supposing the police was on patrol at the time
    and shoot these so called bad boys, you people out there would say (POLICE BRUTALITY)
    HYPOCRITES!!!!!!!!!!

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