KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Education officials say a school crossing guard in Jamaica has been fatally shot by masked gunmen while she was working just outside a primary school.

A statement from Jamaica's education ministry says crossing guard Natalee Gayle was fatally shot Monday morning by her attackers while helping youngsters cross a road in the southern parish of Clarendon. No children were hit.

A bloodied Gayle ran through the school compound to try and escape her attackers. She collapsed by the principal's office and was later pronounced dead.

Youngsters and staff at Kilsyth Primary and Infant School were deeply traumatized. Classes were suspended and arrangements were made for counselors to visit the school when it reopens Tuesday.

There have been no arrests and no probably motive has been provided by Jamaican police.