St Hilda’s principal injured by intruder at school
Principal of St Hilda’s Diocesan High School in Brown’s Town, St Ann, Heather Reid-Johnson, was injured by an intruder who attacked her on Thursday night on the school compound.
Reid-Johnson was chopped on the hand and had to be treated at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital.
Up to 11 p.m. staff members, parents and several non-boarding students were among those at the hospital as she received treatment.
A member of the school’s administration who was among those at the hospital, told THE STAR that the injury is not considered life-threatening.
Reports are that the principal had just left her office and was heading to her apartment when she was attacked by a man wearing a mask, who had managed to breach the security system on the compound of the all-girls institution.
The man demanded her bag and although she complied, she was reportedly chopped on the hand by the robber, who escaped. The incident happened around 7 p.m.
Reid-Johnson was taken to the Brown’s Town Police Station where a report was made after which she was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Students who board are reportedly shaken by the incident, which has come at a time when they are in the middle of examinations.
The Brown’s Town police are investigating the incident.