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School of murdered teen warns pupils to avoid McDonald’s as it’s too dangerous
July 14, 2021
The London school that lost one of its students in a stabbing last week has warned pupils to stay away from the local McDonald’s.
Tragic Tamim Ian Habimana, 15, wanted to be a lawyer before he was knifed to death in Woolwich, reports MyLondon.
Now his school, Harris Academy Greenwich, has told kids to avoid the fast food chain and the town centre as they can be a “flashpoint” for trouble.
Principal Ben Keely and executive principal George McMillan warned in a joint statement: “We ask parents to help us reinforce the message that our children should go directly home after school each day.
“We also (want to reiterate) our frequent message about staying away from flashpoints in the area, which are Woolwich town centre and the local McDonald's.”
Tamim was stabbed to death in broad daylight on New Road in Woolwich on Monday, July 5.
He died at the scene after he was caught up in a fight, reports say.
Paramedics bravely fought to save his life as armed police stormed the area.
The teachers continued in their statement: “We are shocked and devastated at this tragic and senseless loss of a child’s life.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim‘s family and we will do everything we can to support them at his time.
“We are also supporting students very closely, particularly those who knew him well or were in his year group.
“We held special assemblies with the children, where we marked his life and ensured that students know that they can come to us if they need someone to talk to or help with managing their shock and grief.”
It comes following cops charging five teenagers over his death, including one who was just 14 years old.
The news follows City Hall pledging an extra £1.8 million into a "rescue and response" service that seeks to divert young people away from crime in a bid to tackle knife crime in the capital.
Any witnesses or anyone with information on Tamim's murder should call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 5748/05Jul.
The Daily Star has approached McDonald's for a statement.
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