Yesterday a school in the Bahamas was placed on lock-down after a gunman wearing a school uniform opened fire at a security guard. The guard at the L. W. Young Junior High School located in New Providence was hospitalized in critical condition and thankfully no students were harmed in the shocking event.
According to a report made by the police, the security guard was on duty at around 12:30p.m. when a white Honda vehicle pulled up to the school’s gate. Before speeding off in the vehicle, a man armed with a handgun and clad in a school uniform exited the vehicle and walked up to the security booth firing several shots at the security guard. He was rushed to the hospital in a private vehicle.
Shortly after the shooting, director of education, Lionel Sands, issued a statement and shared that the school was quickly placed on lock-down as senior education officials and police began investigations, and the gunman did not have access to the campus.
“The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology wishes to remind parents, students and the community that student safety is always a top priority and during today’s unfortunate incident no students were harmed,” he said.
As they continue their investigations they indicated that they have yet to discover a motive for the shooting and are unable to confirm whether the assailant was a student even though he wore the uniform of another school.