Teachers in row with Head Teacher
The teacher was dealt one slap by the guard after she reportedly threw a genip seed in his direction. The teacher told this newscast that the two of them would normally share jokes but she was surprised at the turn of events. So she decided to retaliate by picking up a piece of wood to go after the guard. The guard reportedly made his way to the Headmistress’ office.
The problem did not end there after the teacher reportedly threatened the Headmistress after she locked away the guard in her office. The teacher said she never threatened the Headmistress .
The Head Mistress told this newscast that she did that to avoid a further escalation of a situation that was already out of control but teachers were not happy with that action. Some teachers we spoke with said in their view the Headmistress favoured the guard instead of the teacher. Today when we visited the school some teachers were surprised at the entire situation. The Headmistress was at the education ministry to report the matter, while the North Georgetown representative of the Guyana Teachers Union was there to lend support to the teachers.
The guard was placed on bail of $5000 as the police investigation continues. The teacher was released without being charged for threatening the Headmistress.
Education officials and the union are both on the story.