Group wants changes at school

As two girls who escaped from the Government Industrial School turned themselves in at police stations yesterday, a team of lawyers and an advocacy group began agitating for changes at the reform institution.

Marsha Hinds-Layne, founder of Operation Safe Space, told the MIDWEEK NATION yesterday that she and her team will use every legal channel available to them, both inside and outside Barbados, to agitate for changes at the institution, which is divided into sections for boys and girls and has constantly fallen under public scrutiny.

She made the disclosure after Sadera Laneil Nicholls, 13, and 15-year-old Tianna Shanika Worrell, two wards at the school, who escaped from the girls section at Barrows, St Lucy, on April 16, turned themselves in accompanied by their parents and attorney-at-law Anya Lorde.

“The girls are in police custody,” Hinds-Layne said. “The attorney who is representing the two girls made arrangements with the parents to take them into custody today,” she added, pointing out that one was at the Holetown Police Station while the other was at District “E”. (MB)

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