This story is part of a short series about the state of education in Haiti as the country reels from gang violence. This is the second installment.
Port-au-Prince — Germaine Zamor, a teacher in Pernier, was in her classroom on May 15 when she started getting messages from parents telling her not to let the children leave the school. It was about 10 a.m. and, according to the parents, armed bandits were attacking the town in retaliation for operations that Haiti National Police had carried out previously in the area.
“There were shootings in Timoulin, Bauduit and Anba Galette, all neighborhoods in Pernier,” Zamor said.
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