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Five female students charged

Five females, four of whom are senior students of the Bimini All-Age School, were charged before the court yesterday morning with trespassing and causing damage.

The teenagers are alleged to have caused damage to three windows of the school building, which is located near to the island police station.

Police Prosecutor Gregory Ellis toldThe Nassau Guardianyesterday that they all pleaded guilty to the charges. Administrator Sherrick Ellis presided over the matter.

It is understood that the incident took place on Saturday sometime around 7 p.m.

Sergeant Lockhart said the matter involving four of the students, whose ages are 15, 16, 16 and 18, has been deferred to June 9 pending a probation report.

The other individual, an 18-year-old, whose identity was not released, was fined$800 on the charge of causing damage and$50 for trespassing.

WhenThe Nassau Guardiancontacted Ministry of Education Director Lionel Sands yesterday for comment, he reported he had no knowledge of the matter.

Up to press time last night, it was uncertain whether the school had taken disciplinary action against the students.

Their arraignment came a day after a ninth grade student of T. A. Thompson was taken into custody by police for allegedly stabbing another student multiple times.

The incident occurred on the Oakes Field school grounds sometime before 12 noon on Tuesday. Police have yet to say when the 14-year-old will face formal charges.

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