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Crossing guard fatally shot by masked gunmen in Jamaica

10 March 2015, 18:17

Kingston - Education officials say a school crossing guard in Jamaica has been fatally shot by masked gunmen while she was working just outside a primary school.

A statement from Jamaica's education ministry says crossing guard Natalee Gayle was fatally shot on Monday morning by her attackers while helping youngsters cross a road in the southern parish of Clarendon. No children were hit.

A bloodied Gayle ran through the school compound to try and escape her attackers. She collapsed by the principal's office and was later pronounced dead.

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Youngsters and staff at Kilsyth Primary and Infant School were deeply traumatised. Classes were suspended and arrangements were made for counsellors to visit the school when it reopens on Tuesday.

There have been no arrests and no probably motive has been provided by Jamaican police.

- AP

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