Two teenage boys who were involved in a fight outside the Three Miles Secondary School in Bartica, Region Seven were questioned by police, Commander of Regional Division #7 Superintendent Dion Moore has confirmed.
During a telephone interview with the News Room on Friday, Commander Moore said police investigators acted after a video of the fight that occurred on Wednesday afternoon was circulated on social media.
The teens involved in the fight are Dominique Nelson, 16, a student of the school and Jamal Jorris; they were released into the care of their parents.
A video seen by the News Room shows Nelson dressed in his uniform and Jorris, dressed in casual clothes, tussling with each other. Jorris was armed with a cloth belt which he used to lash Nelson about his head and upper body. Meanwhile, Nelson fights back, using his hands to cuff and hit Jorris. By the end of the fight, Nelson has blood running down the sides of his head.
Nelson’s aunt, Raquel Lam told the News Room that the boy had to seek medical attention because of the injuries received. She said public-spirited persons parted the fight and teachers who were nearby took Nelson to the Bartica Hospital.
“They [the teachers] took him straight to the hospital and then they called us because he was bleeding a lot.
“They [doctors] had to stitch his head, they had to shave out part of his hair and then stitch him,” Lam said.
According to Lam, the two boys were friends and never had any issues. She said Nelson was walking to catch a vehicle to get to his One Mile home when he was approached by the other teen who accused him of talking his name with someone else. Eventually, the fight ensued.