Grief counsellors were dispatched to the Ascot High School in Portmore, St Catherine this morning to offer sessions to staff and students following the murder of Jahiem Palmer, a grade 10 student at the institution.
The 15-year-old was killed by thugs in his community of Phoenix Park last in what residents say was a case of mistaken identity.
Stellavit Ingram, principal of Ascot High, described the youngster as a fun-loving young man.
“Jahiem was a very jovial student. He was a good performing arts student and was very much involved in dance and music. He had a very good relationship with his teachers and peers and his death is not something that we will ever come to terms with. He was a very promising young man and was involved in the police youth club … It is very difficult for the school at this time,” he told THE STAR.
The teenager’s aunt, Keneisha Clarke, could hardly contain her tears.
“He was a really nice boy. Yesterday, mi get a call say shot a fire in the area and when mi reach home mi shock to see mi nephew lay down with about seven shot in a him,” she wailed.