Local November 30, 2022 | 7:51 am

Minister of Education qualifies as a “barbaric act” gases launched at a high school in Barahona

Angel Hernández, Minister of Education, stated on Tuesday that violence in schools must be condemned by all members of society. He stated that the admission of students for the effects of gas thrown at a school in Polo, Barahona, is a barbaric act that must be condemned. “All of society must condemn school violence.” Polo, Barahona, is the victim of a barbaric act that must be condemned by all. “Every citizen must assume their share of responsibility to ensure that a school is a place of peace and quality education,” Hernández stated on Twitter.

At least 23 students and three teachers from the Alberto Féliz Bello High School in the Polo municipality were hospitalized after being exposed to gases thrown into one of the center’s classrooms by unknown individuals. The source of the gas in the school classroom is unknown. The National Police and the school are currently investigating the incident, which occurred around noon on Tuesday.

The incident sparked widespread concern in the community, and parents of the students went to the high school as well as the Polo community hospital to find out how their children were doing.

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Paul Tierney
November 30, 2022 8:59 am

A report by the Listin Diario says police arrested two teenage students of the school for throwing pepper spray into the facility. Police recovered the gas container.