Schools in hot seat over student beatings

Police and education officials are today investigating the alleged beating of a high school student by an administrator at one public school campus earlier this week, authorities announced.

Sensitive images of said beating made the rounds on social media this week

Those images showed bruises of the student’s buttocks, allegedly at the hands of an administrator at C.H. Reeves Junior High School.

Human rights group Rights Bahamas issued a statement Thursday calling on the staff of the junior high school, to revisit corporal punishment methods.

In the statement, chairwoman Ronelle King advised that the rights of the minor have also been infringed upon by the public, when the images were shared.

Education officials also released a statement on this issue in which they said they acknowledge, respect and protect the inherent sacred values of all persons, and guards most especially the critical values of the very vulnerable children in its care.

The statement added that the ministry will not tolerate, in any circumstances, the maltreatment, abuse or neglect of any child or person under its jurisdiction whatsoever.