Ecole Joly Garden is among the schools that kept its doors shut due to ongoing violence on Mar. 7, 2023. Photo by Marvens Compère for The Haitian Times

Last week the gangs seemed to target health centers and doctors. This week, it looks like they are going after schools and the students who attend them. 

After a student was shot dead, two teachers wounded by gunshots, and at least three teachers kidnapped, many schools have closed their doors in Port-au-Prince on Monday until further notice, a teachers’ union announced.


Some schools in Port-au-Prince have shut their doors until further notice due to ongoing gang violence.

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.