A 41-year-old man of Fountain appeared in court today, October 11, charged with trespassing upon the property of the St Mary’s Roman Catholic School and threatening a student.
Businessman Bertille Maloney is charged that on May 25, 2022 at North River Road in Kingstown, in circumstances likely to cause a breach of the peace, he made use of threatening language to an 11-year-old pupil of Arnos Vale. He is alleged to have said “I will f*** she up. Wait you go see.”
He is also accused of entering upon the property of the St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School as a trespasser and insulting the student.
Maloney, who was represented by lawyer Jomo Thomas, gave ‘Not Guilty’ pleas to both charges when they were read out at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court(KMC) today, October 11.
Prosecutor Corporal Corlene Samuel informed Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett that the defendant was already on station bail.
The matter was then adjourned to December 19, 2022.
SEARCHLIGHT understands that the Director of Public Prosecutions(DPP) Sejilla McDowall advised that the charges be laid.
Earlier this year St Mary’s RC School Principal Eula Johnny, had to address worried parents who gathered outside the school when a news report broke that a man brandishing a gun had entered the school compound.
She explained to them that “from what we know, the gentleman had no gun…”
She said that the man, a father of a student at the school, was not permitted to be on the compound but entered when the security guard went looking for the principal. The principal and the parent spoke, and it was thought that the matter was settled.
However, Johnny explained that the parent then went upstairs to a classroom and took a photo of a child.