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High School Series Begins At A.F. Adderley

As police look to curb heightened criminal activity in local communities, a crime forum was held at a local junior school to address violence.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As police look to curb heightened criminal activity in local communities, a crime forum was held at a local junior school to address violence.

Berthony Mcdermott reports.



Members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force went into the A.F Adderley Junior High School to directly address students and staff.

Police Press Liaison Officer Superintendent Audley Peters says schools have been the grounds for recruitment for local gangs.

He said this is an effort to tackle issues in the community.

The forum comes two weeks after a male student was stabbed on the school’s campus.

A 13-year-old boy was charged with attempted murder in relation to the incident

The ninth graders heard from Ronald Simmons who has been imprisoned for 20 years and is serving a life sentence for killing a police officer.

Simmons stressed the importance of conflict resolution.

According to school officials, the ninth- and seventh-grade students are where they see the most school violence.

Simmons’ Sentiments on conflict resolution were echoed by Inspector Makel Pinder from the National Crime Prevention office.

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