Samoa Police Charge 22 Students Over Brawls

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Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i

Investigations ongoing and more criminal charges may follow

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, May 5, 2016) – The police in Samoa have charged 22 students over recent fights involving several schools.

The students are from Avele and Malua Fou College as well as the USP Alafua Campus and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints College at Pesega.

The police spokesperson Su'a Muli'aga Tiumalu said the students have been charged with disorderly behavior, armed with a dangerous weapon and use of electronic devices for the purpose of inciting violence as well as insulting words.

They will appear in court on May 17th.

Police said they arrested them after brawls on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday last week at the old Savalalo market bus terminal and in front of Malua Fou college compound.


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