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ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Friday March 1, 2013 – An 11-year-old secondary student appeared in court Friday charged with wounding, causing harm and threatening language following an altercation with his principal.

The student was released on EC$10,000 (One Ec dollar = US$0.37 cents) bail and will re-appear in court on March 5.

Police charged the student following an altercation with his principal earlier this week.

Media reports said that the principal, whose name was not disclosed, was struck in the head with a cricket bat by the unidentified student, reported to be a British citizen of Grenadian parentage.

In July 2012, parliament amended the Criminal Code to make the age of criminal responsibility 12 years old.

But the legislation also notes that “It shall be presumed that a child under the age of 12 is not capable of or criminal for an act or omission unless it is proved that at the time of doing the act the person had attain sufficient maturity or understanding to judge the nature and consequences of his conduct in the matter in respect of which he is accused”.

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