Published 3 November 2023
Buckie Got It, St Kitts and Nevis News Source
MOE ADDRESS REPORTED FIREARM SIGHTING AT SSS
Basseterre: St. Kitts, Thursday, November 2, 2023: The Ministry of Education was informed
by Saddlers Secondary School’s administration of a firearm observed on the premises.
According to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mrs. Lisa-R Pistana, the
Ministry immediately reported the matter to the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police.
This resulted in officers being dispatched to the school, where they gave support to the school’s
To ensure the safety of staff and students, an extensive search was carried out on Thursday,
November 2nd, by the St. Christopher and Nevis Police. No firearm was found.
Saddlers Secondary School was moved to remote learning to facilitate the search. They will
remain on remote learning on Friday, November 3rd, and return to face-to-face instruction on
Monday, November 6th.
The Permanent Secretary stated that, in consultation with the St. Kitts and Nevis Police Force,
key measures were recommended. The Ministry of Education will continue to work
collaboratively with the police to ensure the safety of its staff and students in all its facilities.
Mrs. Pistana expressed thanks to parents, staff and students for their patience and cooperation.