Samoa: St Joseph’s pupils charged with assault

Two Year 11 students, age 16, from St Joseph’s College in Apia, Samoa were charged with assault and released on bail last Wednesday. The arrest followed a school brawl on Friday. Ten others were taken into Police custody.

Assistant Police Commissioner Le’aupepe Fatu Pula said ten students were arrested from Fugalei Market after a fight erupted between students from Leifiifi College and St Josephs College.

“Their charges will be finalized as soon as the investigations are completed, before bail is considered.”

Leaupepe said they are expected to appear in court to answer to charges on December 8.

“The business community has voiced their concerns with our office in fear of another violent school brawl erupting and the damage it would cause to their properties. This is the main reason why once students are caught in such activities they are immediately arrested because the Ministry is looking out for the benefit and safety of the general public,” he said.


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