A student and a teacher at Philanthropy Mixed High School were kidnapped on Saturday in front of the school in Route de Frères, Port-au-Prince.
Kidnappers killed the teacher and threatened to murder Marly, 16, too if her family doesn’t pay the ransom, according to Philanthropy Mixed High School students on Radio Tele Eclair on Monday.
Since Marly’s family was unable to provide the entire ransom, the students fundraised to help. They still fell short of their goal, therefore asked the school to complete it. The school wasn’t able to provide the rest of the money so the students took to the streets.
High school and elementary students were also demanding that kidnappers release Sherley Magloire, a teacher at the Academy for Peace. Magloire was released on Tuesday. Source
Angry driver shoots high schooler by mistake
A man accidentally killed a high school girl when he tried to shoot a driver who collided with his car on Monday.
The fatal shooting occurred along Route Nationale 1 in Saint-Marc, a commune in the Artibonite Department.
The shooter attempted to flee but eyewitness seized him. Police later intervened and arrested both drivers. Source
Minister of Justice said police are investigating his bodyguard’s death
Rockfeller Vincent, Haiti’s minister of justice, said on Twitter Monday that an investigation into the death of his bodyguard and driver is underway.
Félix Joseph and a woman with him were shot dead in a vehicle in Pétion-Ville on Monday. The reason for the attack is unknown.
“Appalled by the murder of my driver, Félix Joseph, I keep in memory a young, brilliant, talented professional,” Vincent said. “My sympathies to his family, friends and collaborators.” Source
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