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UPDATE: 14-yr-old BFEC student charged for assault

- accused of beating female student
Police have charged a 14-year-old male student of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre (BFEC) with assault occasioning actual bodily harm after he allegedly attacked and injured a female student of the same school on October 18, 2016. Photo: VINO/File
The school girl who was allegedly hospitalised after being assaulted by a male student of Bregado Flax Educational Centre on October 18, 2016. Photo: Facebook
The school girl who was allegedly hospitalised after being assaulted by a male student of Bregado Flax Educational Centre on October 18, 2016. Photo: Facebook
The Bregado Flax Educational Centre on Virgin Gorda. Photo: VINO
The Bregado Flax Educational Centre on Virgin Gorda. Photo: VINO
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- The male student of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre (BFEC) accused of physically assaulting a female student on October 18, 2016, causing her injuries, has been charged by police.

There was uproar on social media after word of the incident was made public by family members of the victim, with many expressing shock and strong condemnation of the alleged assault.

Many were calling for the police to be involved and for the student to be expelled from the school since it was alleged that the male child is known to be of a violent temperament.

Police Information Officer Diane Drayton told Virgin Islands News Online last evening, October 20, 2016 that the accused has been charged.

“This evening [October 20, 2016] the 14-year-old male student was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm in relation to that incident.”

Police had also said that the female student was treated and discharged from hospital.

See article published October 20, 2016

‘School bully’ allegedly hospitalises female student of BFEC

What has now reached the public domain, via social network, a female student of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre on Virgin Gorda was hospitalised with injuries after she was allegedly physically assaulted by a male student of the same school on Tuesday October 18, 2016.

According to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online, the young man “brutally slammed the female student’s head on the railing and stairs at the school and threw chicken bones, which he was eating, on her face.”

The source said the incident occurred after he allegedly pushed the girl out of his way while walking on the school’s corridor. The female student had reportedly asked him if he couldn’t say excuse.

“The young girl had to be rushed to hospital after receiving those blows. Currently, she is still in hospital,” the source said.

A relative close to the male student also confirmed the incident to this news site.

Meanwhile, a man claiming to be a cousin of the female student, today October 20, 2016 posted a photo of a student in hospital with a neck brace on.

According to the man, Raheem Javier, his cousin was “beaten up by a school bully” in Bregado Flax Educational Centre.

“Does this look like something that should be happening in our schools?! Are you sending our children to school for them to be bullied and beaten up?! She's been in the hospital from since Tuesday and I don't care what nobody say this ain't staying so we taking this far........ Share this post so that this doesn't happen to your son or daughter...... This has to stop before it gets worse,” the post by Javier read.

Virgin Islands News Online knows the name of both students but will not disclose at this time.

Meanwhile, it is not clear if the matter has been reported to police as Police Information Officer Diane Drayton did not respond to our inquiries up to time of publication.

66 Responses to “UPDATE: 14-yr-old BFEC student charged for assault”

  • Really??? (20/10/2016, 12:40) Like (25) Dislike (1) Reply
    this is sad
  • In Awe (20/10/2016, 12:49) Like (47) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is what these young men trained to do? So sad to see such an animalistic behaviour happen in one of our schools, these behaviours need to be punished! Myron really needs to consider ridding these schools, from these young ill minded criminals. Hope the young lady recovers safely.
  • Hmmm (20/10/2016, 12:58) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    Smh!!! This is sad!! This generation sucks ass
  • dog (20/10/2016, 13:07) Like (30) Dislike (32) Reply
    Education is moving backwards fast under we know who!
  • Concerned (20/10/2016, 14:00) Like (71) Dislike (0) Reply
    This young man needs to be held accountable by law for his actions. So as to send message to others that this type of behaviour is unacceptable. Praying for you my child.
  • Rockers (20/10/2016, 14:03) Like (31) Dislike (0) Reply

    I hope the parents fix him and his family good.I went to that boy father already about a matter,But he dam father so lost to the world with them...!!!!!
    Now the poor child have to be in the hospital.

    • Bigs (20/10/2016, 15:15) Like (3) Dislike (9) Reply
      Get your facts straight before u talk plz the man wa behind the spanish woman them is not his father
  • Real (20/10/2016, 14:03) Like (7) Dislike (20) Reply
    This happen in all schools. Believe it or not this kind of behaviour is very prevalent in private schools as well and when the victims complain, unfortunately they the one get punish.
    We certainly have explicit bias in some of these private schools, whether it's economic standing or race.
  • outta here !! (20/10/2016, 14:06) Like (60) Dislike (0) Reply
    That damn boy needs to get expelled and this needs to go to court.!!
  • Hmmm (20/10/2016, 14:17) Like (33) Dislike (7) Reply
    That same child bullied my child in primary school and nothing was done. The teacher BV said they are all children. Something needs to be done with that child but Myron won't do anything so just let it go. They will wait until he kills someone.
    • Concerned (20/10/2016, 16:01) Like (31) Dislike (3) Reply
      he just returned from suspension from bursting up a child lip and beating him up then he did this. He and his brother was terrorising the school , the brother dropped out . A teacher had to resign because of the threats of his brother, the brother fought with the teacher and nothing was done. The Minister is saying he cannot put them out. These boys are always fighting with their Mother running her with Knives and the father cannot say anything. Please stop these children up at Bregado Flax. Their are much more than him who dosent want to learn and terrorising the school.
      • Pet peeve (20/10/2016, 20:20) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      • @concern (21/10/2016, 17:39) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
        If this is the case not only should the child but also the education system should be held legally responsible for this child's action. Sue them. Mabye then and only then thy will rule with an iron fist when it comes to disciplining these type of children.
  • Hmph (20/10/2016, 14:32) Like (35) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope they expel him.
    • Norman (22/10/2016, 09:01) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      not only expel him...he need to go court for that and treat him like an adult.....
  • good to great (20/10/2016, 14:52) Like (10) Dislike (39) Reply
    This is a bi-product of the NDP
    • SMH (20/10/2016, 16:21) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
      @good to great : You need to be sent to that school so that same student can knock some education into your head. You need to stop the nonsense.
  • HS (20/10/2016, 14:53) Like (38) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lord please put a hand! I know his mother tries with him but he needs some serious anger management. Intervention please, boot camp maybe. A visit to the morgue, the prison in St. Kitts or Antigua, not here obviously!
    Praying for a speedy recovery for the young lady.
  • Denna (20/10/2016, 15:06) Like (28) Dislike (1) Reply
    I hope the family presses chargesssssss
  • just asking.. (20/10/2016, 15:15) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Oh no where are our children safe?
  • Go to Jail!!! (20/10/2016, 15:20) Like (31) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Hmmm (20/10/2016, 15:39) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
    This is the same student that was in another girl hitting incident earlier in the year; the older brother was asking inquiring about purchasing a gun and when someone notified the father about it he simply said he's getting old (16) and needed to protect himself. They will get What's coming to them tenfold!!!
  • Former Employee (20/10/2016, 15:42) Like (29) Dislike (0) Reply
    The boy has no regard for authority; I am not surprised this happen...I feel for that little girl...when he was in Primary school right next door he attacked his sister, a teacher there, his father was called in and he was back to school a couple days what the hell...he is over at high school and almost every day there's an issue with him....he need to be locked up.
  • right (20/10/2016, 16:08) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    That child needs to be locked up and undergo several hours of counseling. This type of behavior is unacceptable.
    • See (20/10/2016, 18:55) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
      Counseling will be useless for this piece of garbage.Jail for a long time
  • Jackperlance (20/10/2016, 16:14) Like (25) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well I have a daughter in high school and one is primary and may God forbid that anyone take advantage of any of them like this, then the whole BVI will be crying shame. And I will hope that no one, I said no one will dear get in my way. This is nonsense and animals like him have to calling in school. His action is brazen criminality and he must be dealt with as such
    • wize up (21/10/2016, 08:55) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ jackperlance....I also have a daughter and I keep asking God to keep them far from her because I will inflict some serious f*ciking pain on the culprit...whatever happened to nature's little secret
  • violent (20/10/2016, 16:31) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow. Regardless of what transpired, this guy seem to be carrying a lot of anger. He could have killed her (God forbid). Young lady, I pray that you recover fully. wow
  • madam (20/10/2016, 16:40) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is sad news!! As a mother I've already felt the pain this young lady is going through. Lord knows if this was my daughter, (Pappa Jesus help Me ooooo!!! this entire matter would have been breaking news.
  • Child crying out for help (20/10/2016, 16:40) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    This boy has a history of violent and abusive behavior. He has been behaving badly from the time he entered the school system. He started his education at a private school and had to be put out. When he went to a public primary school he fought teachers and fought students. Now in high school he constantly bullies and fights his classmates. This is a serious cry for help! Hope this is the wake up call to his parents to get him the help he needs. I agree with boot camp as he has absolutely no respect for anyone
  • belonger (20/10/2016, 17:59) Like (14) Dislike (23) Reply
    Now look at what the NDP has caused, due its pompus Minister of Education, he is leading by example being a bully in the HoA what do u expect from the children in school.
  • Little Monsters They Be (20/10/2016, 18:02) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    The parents created their little monsters and let them loose on the school to terrorize the students and teachers. I could never be a teacher because I might have been in Balo if one of these little monsters come and try to hit me. I feel for the teachers who have to deal with these children day in day out! and the sad thing is that No matter what these children do they remain in school. They speak to teachers and their principals in the most disrespectful way and all that happens is a few days suspension.
  • Online Now (20/10/2016, 18:25) Like (0) Dislike (8) Reply
    Ha ha blue site got this as breaking news
  • All I am going to say (20/10/2016, 18:31) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    My daughter goes to the same school. Please don't let that boy mess with my child because if he do, that is the day the BVI will see snow fall for the first time. He done put the people child in the hospital. The Education Department better get this in check. Expell his behind or scare his behind scared straight.
  • bojan (20/10/2016, 19:11) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    It seems that people is afraid of him thank God my girls out of school for I am not waiting on nobody to do nothing for me since his father cant get him handle, I would of get the damage report on my child and them u would of know what eye for an eye feels like I don't care who or what happen after that. I remember one of my sons came home with a black eye and the mother could not give me a reason for it so I took him to the school to find out if they teach black eye in the school only to find out he get in thing that don't concern him so I told the teacher he should of come home with 2 instead.
  • History (20/10/2016, 20:02) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    This sounds so very familiar. I remember a young man many years ago with those same issues. His mother would put her hands in the fire for him although she knew that he needed help. His father used to put blows in him. Last I heard he was in a prison overseas doing time for murder.
  • l want to find out (20/10/2016, 21:14) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who is the piece of garbage who did this my prayers go out to this girl
  • See (20/10/2016, 23:54) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Give the fathers of the assaulted children 15 minutes in a locked room alone with this mister tough guy. There will be no more assaults by this criminal
  • I just can't... (21/10/2016, 01:38) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't have children but if I did I'd have gone ballistic to know that happened to them. Any child that hospitalises another child should be put up for expulsion. Furthermore, I'd take his ass to court and file assault charges. There are too many parents who don't keep their children in check and lease them to the world to become a problem to society when they've had enough. I hope the young lady recovers to full strength and can return in time to finish her school work. If I were her parents, I'd be hiring a lawyer.

    From reading the comments, this young man seems to have a history of violence and might have some mental issues. He should face the consequences of his actions but he sounds like he'd benefit from some counselling.
  • Opinion (21/10/2016, 03:33) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    From all that is said in those blogs the young man whoever he is ,is a problem child who needs help. He should be examined by a psychologist and probably a psychartist before he reaches a stage where he cannot be helped.
  • crucian (21/10/2016, 05:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Crazy adults were crazy children (21/10/2016, 06:35) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    Obviously, the child has mental issues manifesting violently, and consistently throughout his short life.
    His mentally disturbed violent episodes have been well documented and yet, he has been allowed to attend school with normal children.

    The Ministry/Department of Education is liable for its incompetence and inaction.
  • me (21/10/2016, 08:40) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
    Oh me oh my this child seems to be possessed by some kind of demon(s). He needs spiritual deliverance. Please can some one help him or perhaps take him to a spiritualist or a strong man of good so that he can be delivered from this. I hope it is not the sins of his parents fallin on him. Lord heavenly Father look down on this generation and that to come. Guide them in the right directon and lead them to you and to know that thru you that they can become better citizens of this world.
  • strap (21/10/2016, 09:09) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    strap his ass forget the psychiatrist
  • I'm waiting (21/10/2016, 09:55) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am waiting to see how the Ministry of Education, Child Social Services and the Criminal Justice Service will handle this.

    I am thanking them in advance for them seeking justice for this young innocent girl.
  • west (21/10/2016, 10:00) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
  • Investigate the whole School. (21/10/2016, 10:04) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    The whole School need investigating.. We need t ok know if it's a pattern and if complaints are ignored by School authorities.. If so. They too should be held accountable.
  • The TRUTH (21/10/2016, 10:09) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    A good ass whipping is all he needs. But don't worry, the real world is waiting for you after school. Come see who you can bully out here.
  • great (21/10/2016, 14:43) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Glad he was charged.
  • parent (21/10/2016, 15:42) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    What is the Ministry of Education's response to the incident? They should be held responsible for the safety of our students. Hon. Minister & Madam CEO, speak up. You owe it to the parents of the victim and to the many other concern parents.
  • name (21/10/2016, 16:25) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    what is his name? call his name out we need to know who is this person..we need to be on guard

  • reform (21/10/2016, 16:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Myron, where are you?
  • Observing (21/10/2016, 18:36) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Pure madness. This child needs to be out of the school immediately. That is not somebody who wants to learn. As we celebrate Domestic Violence, why is the Ministry and Dept. of Education so silent ? Let the parents keep their child at home and teach him themselves. This type of action is sickening to the core.
  • MAN (21/10/2016, 19:59) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    If my son put his hands on or bully anyone in school, I will horsewhip and cuff him down untill he is black and blue. People might say this is cruel but, I am only saving his behind from a jail sentence. the girl parents should not let this go. Fight parents untill you get justice for your daughter.
  • Real Talk (21/10/2016, 22:00) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Parents talk to your kids because if any of your kids do that kind of thing to my kids It will not be a good out come please I am begging all parents
  • Charley Rose (22/10/2016, 00:15) Like (1) Dislike (11) Reply
    Reading these blogs and demonising the young man will not solve the problem. What are we as a community doing to help this young man. Don't even mention the minister's name because he cannot assist in this situation. So let us forget about the politics and work as a community to resolve this problem.
    The boy needs to be enrolled in the boxing gym and taken for social interaction overseas, where he can be exposed to positive environment so that he could be motivated in disciplined behaviour as well as skill training, so that he can make a positive change in his life.
  • just asking.. (22/10/2016, 06:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just asking...Can a minor be charged?
  • Curious (22/10/2016, 07:48) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
  • Charley Rose (22/10/2016, 10:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Reply: Just asking. A minor can be charged if he contravenes the law and trial in a juvinile court. We as a community should ignore the ministerof education and solve the problems by providing the support to both parents so that their children can develop to be productive citizens. The minister is too proud and full of himself.
  • know it (22/10/2016, 11:37) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Minors can be charge .there is also a juvenile center for them at he prison
  • Concerned (22/10/2016, 17:42) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need to hear from the Minister on the development of this SAD STORY
    We the virgin gorda community does not expect to see this young boy on or around the school grounds .
    There should be a STRICT RESTRAINING ORDER enforced in this case
  • Expell (23/10/2016, 19:57) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    this boy needs to get expelled! ... if he had kill that poor girl... everyone woulda blame everybody and say THEN that he should get expell... HE IS A DANGER to the students and teachers around he....

    but to those who not sure, I say... BLAME the NDP yes... blame them, particularly MVW... He too busy looking votes trying to keeping TERRIBLE students mix in with the good ones where they need not be ...

    this place need a reform school , let's be real.. there are some kids who may have mental , and home problems, problems above ANY regular school, ... they need to be placed in an institutuion that is built to address BEHAVIOURAL and PSYCHOLOGICAL issues...

    BELONGER, VG woman, NDP SUPPORTER (serious)
  • Community Protest (23/10/2016, 22:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Institution has been in distress for as long as two decades, which spans from VIP to NDP. BFEC Primary and Secondary exist on the same premises, mixing of old and young, not to mention SOMETIMES THERE IS ( 2 ) SECURITY ON DUTY, baring in mind ( 1 ) security is stationed at the front entrance to both schools. Security for both schools impossible to even address or even intimate these so call BULLIES by having proper security awareness. You can walk threw a BFEC High School class and be in BFEC Primary school compound, now is this any SEPARATION.

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