posted by owen on 2006-Feb-19.
I hung out with the wrong type of girls in high school. Sometime last week a police arrested some girls from a certain suspected Kingston based all-girls high school who allegedly where having sex on a bus. Reports are unclear to what seems to be either a regular occurrence or an urban myth. But even urban myths have some truth behind them, even if the truth is extremely complex and difficult to follow. Maybe I just hang around the wrong high school. The television report showed the girls with their faces hidden to protect the identity of what seems to be 2 or 3 minors either in 2nd or 3rd form (the local high school grade structure 5 years//forms). This could all be a mis-understanding and old people trying to prove yet another urban myth, victimizing the young girls whom might have been in the wrong place at the wrong time, on the wrong bus. There is a even a popular Vybes Kartel Song "School Bus" based around similar events. Dance-hall artists will sing about anything these days but it doesn't mean its not true.
Accounting to CVM Tv News on Friday, February 17 2006
FOR YEARS SCHOOLS ISLANDWIDE HAVE BEEN PLAGUED WITH THE PROBLEM OF PUPILS BEHAVING IN A LEWD MANNER, IN SOME CASES ENGAGING IN SEXUAL ACTIVITIES ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT. AS DARA SMITH REPORTS, THE AUTHORITIES WHO HAVE BEEN PAYING SERIOUS ATTENTION TO THIS ISSUE, STEPPED UP THEIR DRIVE AND YESTERDAY ARRESTED TWO GIRLS UNDER THE JUVENILE ACT. MEANWHILE, THE TRANSPORT AUTHORITY SAYS THE OPERATIONS WHICH ARE CARRIED OUT WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE POLICE WILL BE ONGOING. IN INSTANCES WHERE BUSES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED WITH DARK TINTS AND LOUD SOUND SYSTEMS, THE AUTHORITIES SAY THE OWNERS HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO REMOVE THEM.
As with anything else in Jamaica in order to find out anything you have to go to the source (or someone close enough to feel the heat of the fire as it burns). Luckily enough for me, being as aloof as I am, I happened to be in the right place at the right time, making no progress with the girl, her much younger sister came from the alleged school. According to her, the reports where all circumstantial and that the girls were not even involved in anything lewd, they (the people) are just seeking to tear down the reputation of her beloved school. She then went into tears (not really) over the fact that every where she goes people exclaim that "a da school dey de girl dem come from". Well whatever happens its going to be an unusual weekend for the those involved. It will probably blow over by tuesday morning, like pretty much everything else.
In Other news
Clarendon College mourns tragic loss of a female student was hit by a car and killed as she crossed the road in front of the high school.