Police are investigating another burglary at St. Mary’s College, which occurred on Monday evening.
Reports are that armed bandits tied up and physically assaulted the security guards that were on duty around 11.p.m. (Oct.10), before breaking into the school building.
St. Lucia News Online (SNO) understands that police responded in good time, interrupting the burglary. But while shots were fired, the bandits still managed to escape.
Education Minister Dr. Gale Rigobert told SNO that her ministry is asking all students of the college to stay at home today. However, staff members are asked to report for work as usual.
The college has become a frequent target for bandits with the most recent incident occurring on September 15.
Previously, two bandits scaled the school fence and attacked several form two students, robbing them of their valuables and cash. The students were on a short break when that incident occurred.
The Education Ministry had intervened and requested the assistance of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force in addressing the issue. The ministry also hired full-time security guards to avoid any re-occurrence.
Police are currently at the school premises conducting their investigations.