The student body of Nassau Christian Academy (NCA) is broken today following the death of the school’s Principal Brentford Isaacs, who collapsed while sitting at his desk Thursday afternoon.
Faculty members said Isaacs was found by another employee who met him lying over his desk, unconscious.
According to Police Superintendent Solomon Cash, at this time, there is no foul play suspected in Isaacs passing.
“We are treating this as a regular sudden death, [but] as in all death you see persons from the Coroner’s office here,” Cash said.
Isaacs, who was 65, and had served as head of the school for over a decade. Prior to being principal he served as a teacher and then acting principal.
School officials made an urgent call for parents to pick up students before 2:00 p.m. due to the sudden tragedy.
Meanwhile, students, parents, and faculty members spoke to Eyewitness News yesterday expressing their grief and noted that Isaacs was one of the most ‘personable guys’ on the school’s campus.
For NCA student Angelique, Isaacs was fond of everyone on campus.
“He was a loveable principal, and I’m going to miss him, I’m at a loss for words,” she said.
One parent expressed his shock on hearing of Isaacs death.
“I got a call from my wife and she said the principal had died and we informed to pick up our children,” he said. “I couldn’t believe it.”
Fourth-grade teacher Cyndy Wade said teachers were instructed to pray with students after making the announcement of Isaacs passing.
“We held hands with the children,” she said.
“All we can do is pray and trust the Lord This man was a presence. The children knew who he [was].”