6 Students Injured in Collapsed Classroom

first_imgSix students of Liberian government operated Soul Clinic Public School (SCPS) in Paynesville yesterday sustained injuries when their classroom collapsed on them.At about 8:45 a.m. yesterday during the heavy downpour in the area, students in the second grade class felt the school building shake, Vice Principal for Instruction Perry Stevens told the Daily Observer.“Few minutes later,” he quoted the students as saying, “a big sound came from under their feet and the front side of their classroom broke down.”He said one of the girls, aged 14, sustained an injury on her right arm and another sustained “serious injury,” but he did not elaborate.Stevens also told the Daily Observer that Education Minister George Werner and two Ministry of Education officials conveyed the injured students to the ELWA Hospital for treatment.Minister Werner expressed regret and described the situation as sad and unfortunate.Mr. Stevens said classes at the school have been suspended, pending direction from the Ministry of Education. Up to late yesterday, there was no information about the students’ injuries from the hospital.Responding to reactions from the affected students’ parents on the suspension of classes, Stevens appealed to all parties to exercise patience, that due to the heavy downpour, the front of the collapsed building was also flooded.He meanwhile called on the Ministry of Education to work along with the school’s Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) to acquire additional land to expand the school.He disclosed that the school is running three sessions and enrolment for the 2016/17 academic year has increased sharply. According to him, each classroom is now constrained to take 50 students.The additional work on the annex to the school was carried out by the international non-governmental organization, International Relief and Development (IRD). Some parents interviewed yesterday at the school hoped that efforts will be exerted by the Minister of Education, Principal and staff for the early resumption of classes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bench warrant issued as man fails to appear with compensation for injured boxer

first_imgA Judge has issued a bench warrant for a Donegal man, who failed to turn in court with compensation for a young boxer who quit the sport due to injuries received in an assault.Dean Hanlon (22), of Dooen, Newmills, Letterkenny, had been ordered in April to pay €1,000 to Matthew Hanlon, who was injured in an innocent at the Lagoon Bar, Termon on December, 20, 2014. Solicitor for Dean Hanlon, Patsy Gallagher, said the most his client could come up with was €300. Mr Gallagher said his client was due to be in court, but he was unable to make contact with the defendant.Matthew Hanlon told the court that he had been due to represent Ulster in a boxing tournament against a team from Boston at the time of the assault in 2015.At a previous sitting of Letterkenny District Court, Matthew Hanlon told how he withdrew as a result of the injuries, which included a fractured jaw and cheekbone, swelling and bruising to his left eye, a fractured nasal bone and a soft tissue injury to his jaw.Another dependance in the case had been dealt with at another venue and compensation had been paid.Judge Kelly issued a bench warrant for Dean Hanlon.Bench warrant issued as man fails to appear with compensation for injured boxer was last modified: June 21st, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Dean HanlonJudge Paul KellyLagoon BarMatthew HanlonPatsy GallagherTermonlast_img read more