SOME teachers are calling for the Frederick Smith Secondary School to be closed for the rest of the school term.
This call came during the recent Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union’s mass meeting that was held at Solidarity House.
In the words of one teacher, “Combermere was closed six weeks for stinking air, why can’t Frederick Smith School close for the remainder of the school term to give the teachers and students that experienced that horrific event some time at home to grieve and work through that grief?”
According to one male teacher, “Business cannot continue as usual,” and added that if school continues on like nothing happened, it desensitises the feelings of students who are looking on.
Teachers from the Frederick Smith School that attended the meeting were visibly shaken and traumatised from Friday’s ordeal.