Education Director addresses accusation of strip search

The Ministry of Education is investigating reports of an alleged “Strip and Search” which occurred at the All Saints Secondary School last Thursday.

According to an article in the Daily Observer, Teachers at the All Saints Secondary School say they were violated by police, when over a dozen of them were stripped searched after a colleague reported to police that over the $4,500 went missing from her bag.

The article claims that when lawmen arrived at the school after classes had been dismissed for the day, 14 teachers, who were still at work, were stripped searched by a group of police officers.

The Director of Education Clare Browne in response to the article promised to launch an investigation.

He explains that he was made aware of the incident by the principal of the school.

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The Director of Education has since contacted officials of the Antigua and Barbuda Union of Teachers and the Acting Commissioner of Police Atlee Rodney who have both said they will investigate the matter.

According to Browne, the Commissioner said he had no knowledge of the incident. .

Efforts to reach Rodney via phone were unsuccessful.

News Reporter
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