A young male teacher at a high school in St Mary was taken into police custody on Wednesday, after a reportedly compromising incident involving a female student of the school.
Reports indicate that the teacher in question was seen going into a cottage near the institution with a 14-year-old female student, which aroused the suspicion of persons in the area.
The principal of the institution was alerted, and upon going to the cottage with another senior staff member, the two reportedly found the teacher inside, and the 14-year-old student hidden inside a closet in the building.
It was reported that, while the principal was verbally disciplining the student, the young teacher pulled a knife and allegedly threatened the principal because of his upbraiding of the student.
The teacher was eventually taken into police custody, and the student taken to a medical facility for an examination.