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Killing of Belmont Academy Student

THE MINISTRY of Education regrets the loss of life of another school-age youth at the hands of criminal.
Fourteen-year-old Demaro Gayle, a third-form student of Belmont Academy in Westmoreland, was fatally shot by armed intruders at his home in Sav-la-Mar on Sunday night.
Principal Rayon Simpson, who visited Gayle’s parents on Monday, said the deceased was a good student who will be sadly missed by the Belomont Academy school community. The principal indicated that trauma counsellors from the Ministry’s Mandeville Regional Office were on standby to offer support to affected family members.
Education Minister Ronald Thwaites has expressed condolences to Gayle’s parents, relatives and friends, and has called on the Security Forces to swiftly bring his killers to justice.