The police have launched an investigation into an incident in which a male student of the Mountain View Adventist Academy, Richland Park is said to have attacked his principal with “brass knuckles”.
According to a release from the Police Public Relations and Complaints Department, the incident occurred at the school on Wednesday, May 18.
The release says the male student, who was on suspension from the school, entered the compound on Wednesday, dressed in his uniform.
The student reportedly stood in an area where students are prohibited from congregating and when instructed by the principal Gabriel Bowman to leave the compound, he apparently became aggressive and struck the principal multiple times with what appeared to be “brass knuckles”.
Bowman was injured in the process.
“The police responded to the incident. The principal’s report was entertained and he was issued with the requisite forms to visit the District Medical Officer for medical attention,” the police release states “Later the said day, the student was arrested and taken into custody. He was cautioned and interviewed in the presence of his mother and a Justice of the Peace.”
The student was reportedly released into the custody of his mother, pending further investigations and a directive from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution.
Investigations are taking place into the matter, the report states.