Man Arrested For Threatening To Shoot Primary School Student In St Vincent

(CMC) — Police have arrested a man who allegedly went into a classroom at St Mary’s Roman Catholic School in St Vincent’s capital and threatened to shoot one of his daughter’s 11-year-old female classmates on Wednesday.

The man is said to have issued the threat after his daughter and her Grade 5 classmate had an altercation.

He reportedly went into the school and took a photograph of the girl who had reportedly gotten into a fight with his daughter.

The father then told the child that he was going for his gun and would shoot and kill her anywhere he met her, a well-placed source told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC).

On Wednesday, police issued a statement refuting reports on social media about a man who had entered the school “brandishing a firearm”.

“There was an incident earlier today at the said school and the person of interest is cooperating with the police. The students and members of staff are safe,” the Police Public Relations Department said in a statement.

CMC understands that the child against whom the threat was made is a close relative of a police officer.