Philipsburg:--- Police arrested a 15 year old Sundial School student for ill treating his mother. Police Spokesman Ricardo Henson said the mother D.A.M.H. from Jamaica filed an official report of ill-treatment with the Police Juvenile Department against her 15 year old son who is a student of the Sundial School. D.A.M.H. stated that she was invited by the school management to attend a meeting on Monday morning with regard to her son's behavior at school.
The mother told police that during the meeting she was informed by the management that her son was caught smoking marijuana during a field trip. Henson said the student identified as K.R., also born on Jamaica, became verbally aggressive towards one of the teachers during the meeting and started cursing. Henson said the boy's mother D.A.M.H. tried to correct her son, but he attacked her, striking her repeatedly in her face with his fist. As a result of the attack, the mother suffered fractures to the bone in the left side of her face and had to seek medical treatment at Sint Maarten Medical Center. The student was arrested by police and handed over to the Police Juvenile Department for further investigation.