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Violent Altercation Among Ottos Comprehensive School Students Marks Unfortunate Start to School Year

Blood stained the steps of the Little Canton Supermarket on Independence Avenue

The first week of school in Antigua was marred by a violent altercation outside the Little Canton Supermarket on Independence Avenue involving students from Ottos Comprehensive School (OCS).

Approximately 50 students gathered after an early dismissal for a staff meeting, turning to violence outside the popular supermarket.

Eyewitnesses reported the use of objects such as scissors, resulting in injuries, including a boy with a gash over his eye and another with multiple stab wounds, despite their young age, some as young as 13.

Concerns rise over a potential resurgence in youth-on-youth violence, with prior incidents and recent viral videos highlighting the issue.

Police responded swiftly to the altercation, with at least four students taken into custody while others fled.


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