Shocking – Shooter of Dr O’Toole allowed to leave country less than 24 hours after shooting

It is simply shocking, unbelievable, scandalous – the shooter implicated in the shooting of prominent Guyanese educationist, Dr Brian O’Toole, was able to voluntarily leave Guyana the very next day, less than 24 hours after the shooting. The story is simple – a man was shot with intent to kill. It was an attempted murder. And the shooter is getting a free pass because of connections and family privilege. Thankfully, Dr O’Toole survived the shooting but is left with an injury that may affect him for the rest of his life. The fact is that the son of a prominent Guyanese was involved in a shooting, and because of the standing of the father, the shooter is quietly allowed to escape to another country. What is worrisome is the almost stunned silence of the country. The newspapers appear reluctant to highlight the obvious cover-up that is playing out in plain sight. The usual commentators have lost their voices. Social media is ignoring the story. Something is not right. Am I missing something?
Dr O’Toole knew his shooter and, from the information gathered so far, told the Police who the shooter was. That very evening, information was already circulating that the shooter was the son of a prominent person with close association with the Government. In subsequent days, stories circulated that the shooter was whisked away the very next morning after the shooting to the airport and placed on a flight to another country. The story I heard was that the shooter was the son of a prominent Guyanese lawyer and that he was a gang member, with the sons of two Ministers. But no one in authority was talking and no one was prepared to respond to the circulating stories. The stories that were quietly being talked about were allowed to fall into the realm of rumours. Dr O’Toole made it clear he was not talking to the media, he will only talk to the Police. We have to assume he did.
Now Dr O’Toole has spoken, confirming he knew the shooter and he knew the shooter was whisked out of the country the very next morning, hours after the shooting, just as the circulated stories claimed. The shooting was not a game. It was an attempted murder. Dr O’Toole believes genuinely that the shooter was inspired by a video game. While not seeking retribution, he believes justice ought to be seen done. But he is also concerned that not holding the young man accountable is only contributing to a dysfunctional young man, creating a “monster”. This is no longer a story that falls into the realm of rumours. Surely, something is dreadfully wrong when the investigation of a shooting that could have killed a man is allowed to go cold. Following the admission by Dr O’Toole that he knows the killer and that the killer is now overseas, can the Police confirm they are still investigating this story and is there any effort to get the person of interest, back in the country?
The Public Security Minister is deafeningly silent, abrogating his duty to assure the public that the Police is investigating this case. Did he know there was a person of interest and did he know that the person of interest left the country almost instantly? Did the Police Commissioner know there was a suspect and that the person escaped the very next morning to another country? Total silence is simply unacceptable.
At a time when the public has such low expectation in the security forces, when crime is spiralling, when people have lost all confidence in this Government, the news that a young man who shot a man intending to murder him, but allowed to leave the country, must be devastating to people who value security, safety and justice. The news that the young man was allowed to escape only because of his privileged family connection must destroy all hope that the justice system can serve the interest of the people.
The total loss of trust in the Public Security Minister and the security forces is compounded by the revelation of blatant corruption at the Special Organised Crime Unit; an agency which was supposed to be combating money laundering, but which has become another political intimidation tentacle for the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC). Clearly, the security forces are now beholden only to APNU/AFC, doing its dirty bidding. Corruption, cronyism and nepotism have become endemic and epidemic in our country. We definitely live in a dispensation in which the Orwellian principle that some of us are more equal than others prevail.

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British principal of private school is shot and seriously wounded outside his home in Guyana after expelled pupil threatened to 'shoot up' the school

  • Dr Brian O'Toole was shot outside his home in Guyana on Sunday evening 
  • Hours earlier he hosted meeting with parents following threats against school
  • Student posted he would 'shoot up' the school, and was immediately expelled
  • Dr O'Toole has since taken to Facebook to reveal he was hit by two bullets

The British director of a private school in Guyana has been shot outside his home, hours after a student was expelled for threatening to 'shoot up' the school.

Dr. Brian O'Toole, principal of the School Of Nations in Georgetown, Guyana, was shot twice outside his home on Sunday evening

Dr. Brian O'Toole, principal of the School Of Nations in the capital of Georgetown, was shot twice after returning from a dinner on Sunday evening.

Earlier in the day, he had hosted an emergency meeting with parents at the school to discuss a the threat made against the lives of other students by a pupil.

The unnamed student had posted a WhatsApp message threatening to 'Shoot Up' the school. 

This was reported to teachers and Dr O'Toole, and although the student said the message had been a joke, he was expelled from the fee-paying school.

According to reports the student recently returned to Guyana from the United States where he had been living for three years.

Dr. O'Toole was rushed to hospital where he remains in a stable condition, according to a post on the social media network.

Writing on Monday, Dr. O'Toole thanked parents and students at the School of Nations for their support and revealed he was 'getting the best possible treatment'. unnamed student, who recently returned to Guyana after three years in the U.S., posted a WhatsApp message threatening to 'Shoot Up' the school, pictured, and was later expelled

Describing the Sunday evening incident, he added: 'There were three bullets fired at me. I was struck by two of them. 

'One did minor damage on the right arm and the other was more serious on the left where the bone was badly damaged. I am getting better and will likely be in the hospital for a few days.'

In a separate Facebook post, the school wrote it would be putting security measures in place following the shooting.    

Dr. O'Toole helped open the private school and who have been living in Guyana for 40 years. 

A police spokesman said they are investigating both incidents.

Please read the articles more diligently. The name of the student has not been given. There are obvious reasons for this and if you think about it, you will know why.

if ny memory serves me correctly, one of the local dailies had reported a statement from the GPF about the importance they attribute to threats made on the web.

Police call on Nations Director to identify shooter

Crime Chief Lyndon Alves on Wednesday called on the Principal of School of the Nations, Dr Brian O’Toole, to provide the police with the identity of the shooter.
The call by the Crime Chief comes mere days after O’Toole said that his shooter was flown out of Guyana.

Dave posted:

Police call on Nations Director to identify shooter

Crime Chief Lyndon Alves on Wednesday called on the Principal of School of the Nations, Dr Brian O’Toole, to provide the police with the identity of the shooter.
The call by the Crime Chief comes mere days after O’Toole said that his shooter was flown out of Guyana.

so much for the yellow vomit of Leslie Ramsammy recycled here yesterday (undercover) by KP


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