Bandits broke into the George Charles Secondary School Tuesday morning, but not before tying up the security guard and beating him.
Reports are that the bandits (the numbers unknown) broke into several departments and offices, where they stole computers and other items from the school.
The security guard was admitted to hospital, and the school has been dismissed for the day.
Chief Education Officer, Marcus Edward, confirmed with St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the incident occurred, but said he is awaiting a full report from the principal’s office about the details.
However, Edward said based on preliminary reports, severe damage was done to doors of various departments, including the teachers’ staff room, the school kitchen and the canteen.
Several items were also stolen from these offices, but it is not yet clear how many items were stolen.
The education ministry official also confirmed that a decision was taken at 8:30 a.m. to dismiss school for the day for two reasons: one being the robbery, and the school was set to be dismissed at noon today, to allow teachers and students to attend the principal’s mother’s funeral.
Police officials are currently at the school conducting their investigations.