Am. Samoa High School Sports To Resume Next Week

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Students to counseled after violence at volleyball game

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Oct. 1, 2013) – American Samoa’s Director of Education says her department has reinstated its partnership with a local group which will provide cultural counseling to students following the recent violence at sports events.

Vaitinasa Dr. Salu Hunkin-Finau says high school sports will resume next week after a three-week ban.

The director cancelled all high school sports after a bus carrying a high school sports team was belted with stones following a volleyball game at Fagaitua High School.

Vaitinasa says all sports events will now be held during day time.

She says the Department is also looking at a number of measures to ensure such incidents are not repeated.

"We have reinstated our partnership with TAMs or Toeafua mai matua which is a senior citizens group who have volunteered in the past to assist the high schools especially cultural counseling is what I call it, to help students with problems or helping students in terms of school."

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