abuseInvestigations are presently ongoing into an incident which occurred at a primary school in the Roseau catchment area between a parent, who is a teacher at a well-known secondary school in the city, and an 11-year-old student.

According to reports, the parent went to the school earlier this week after her child reported to her that the 11-year-old had called her “Ebola”.

Not amused, the parent took the matter into her own hands and went in search of the child at the school.

It is further reported that the parent began shaking her keys in the face of the 11-year-old in full view of students and school officials.

He then pushed her and a scuffle ensued.

The 11-year-old eventually held the parent in a headlock and in the process the student got bitten.

“This is very unfortunate and has to be condemned,” one person with information on the matter told DNO.

Officials of the school where the incident occurred are not commenting.

The matter has been reported to the police and the Ministry of Education and it is presently being investigated.

The Ministry of Education was contacted and this is what one official said, “The matter is being investigated and the Ministry has a zero tolerance policy on any form of child abuse and as such any such report will be investigated.”