Tears flowed as students, teachers at STATHS remembered Omar Laing | Loop Jamaica

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Not even the dark rain clouds that had gathered over the roof of the St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS), on Monday could hide the look of gloom on the faces of teachers and students as they reflected on the life of Jamaica’s under-19 representative and popular schoolboy football player, Omar Laing.

The 18-year-old teenager was gunned down on Friday, April 22, his birthday, at the intersection of Charles and Orange Street by armed thugs traveling in a motor vehicle.

The incident has since left residents and family devastated to the point where they are struggling to come to terms with the tragedy.

But it was the look on the faces of teachers and students that had gathered at early morning devotions at Laing’s alma mater that told it all.

“Laing has been a great student, he was not so much online due to no device but he also showed interest to learn,” said one teacher at the school, as he joined officials at the school to reflect on the life of the promising youth.

Worrel Hibbert, principal of the school shared similar sentiments and also spoke about the ability of the teenager as a football player.

Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force were also at the facility to provide counseling to students and educators.

Police vowed that they would not leave any stones unturned as they moved aggressively to capture those responsible for the death.