Attack on Faleata College had school break up early


Faleata College

BY Staff Reporters

APIA, SAMOA: WEDNESDAY 23 MARCH 2016: Police are investigating the attack on the Faleata College yesterday that had students running for safety in the open field and resulted in the teachers letting the students to go home early.

Police were called in when young men emerged out of the bushes behind the school started throwing stones at the building. Some of the young men were held and taken in by police.

The incident has been linked to the ongoing fights between several colleges.

As the stone throwing incident took place, reconciliation was in progress between the students of St. Josephs College, Don Bosco and Avele College led by the Principals and teachers of the three colleges and students attending.

Speeches by the three principals called on the spirit of reconciliation, forgiving and love in the time of the celebration of Good Friday and Easter.

The after school fights mainly at the bus terminals last week left a teacher hospitalized.

Police are being stationed at the bus terminals and have arrested two students when illegal weapons such as a pocket knife and pieces of metal were found in their bags.

Police are expected to issue a statement later today on yesterday’s incident at the Faleata College.

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