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Tobago East MP Ayanna Webster-Roy

Loyse Vincent

The Bishop’s High School Board of management has sought to defend the school’s honour following reports of a disruption to an online class by the broadcast of pornographic content last week.

The issue was made public by MP for Tobago East Ayanna Webster-Roy who also called on parents to monitor their children’s online activities after her daughter was exposed to the pornographic material during an online math class.

In a statement issued yesterday, the board went on to say that it was “certain that the mischievous undesirable posting was not the work of the teacher nor the pupils who were in a mathematics class when the incident was alleged to occur”.

The board described the incident as an invasion.

It added that the principal and teachers of Bishop’s High School Tobago have always sought to provide a learning environment, which would facilitate growth and the moral and spiritual enhancement of all of our students.

The board said it has supported and facilitated this strive to excellence in teaching and learning.

The release states that the principal and teachers have made the effort to ensure the continued development of our children.

The board said it regrets that at this time of national and global crisis, that such a violation of the principles and ideals of the institution should occur.

The statement concluded by stating that the incident would in no way dim the commitment and zeal in facilitating the continued growth and development of students of the school.

The BHS board went on to assure that protocols have been instituted that will minimize the threat of further invasions.

Guardian Media spoke with Sergeant Dexter Miller of the child protection unit in Tobago for an update on the matter. He said investigations are still ongoing.