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Police: Jamaica boy, 12, killed by classmate at school

March 31, 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old boy was allegedly stabbed to death by a sixth-grade classmate at a Jamaican school.

Authorities say Shaheim Lewis was killed Monday inside a classroom of the Barrett Town All Age School in the northern parish of St. James. An 11-year-old student has been taken into custody.

Police report that the two children got into a fight and the younger student pulled a knife on his classmate.

The island’s education ministry says it has sent a “trauma team” to the school. Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says guidance counselors have also been made available to the accused student’s relatives.

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