Schoolgirl Throat Slashed During Fight at Eltham High School in Spanish Town
Tragedy struck on the compound of Eltham High School in Spanish Town when two schoolgirls got into a dispute which led to one girl slashing the throat of the other.
Reports are that the near-fatal altercation in the parish of St Catherine earlier this week, left one girl hospitalised, while the other is now facing juvenile court.
According to eyewitnesses, a 17-year-old girl was injured by a 16-year-old girl on Wednesday at about 2:20 pm after a verbal dispute which began at around 12 pm, turned into a physical altercation.
The injured party received cuts to her hands and neck, after grabbing onto the knife while her throat was being slashed, explained a member of the Constabulary Communication Unit.
She was eventually rescued by police officers who were called to the scene to diffuse the situation. The attacker was taken into police custody and is expected to appear in the Portmore Juvenile Court on Thursday, June 28th.