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Brawl, attack ‘taints Red Fire Spirit’

By TALEBULA KATE A curfew has now been imposed on students for one of the two schools in Suva who were involved in two separate incidents recently. Marist Brothers High
03 Oct 2012 12:42

By TALEBULA KATE

A curfew has now been imposed on students for one of the two schools in Suva who were involved in two separate incidents recently.
Marist Brothers High School (MHBS) students yesterday were imposed a curfew by their principal, John Atalifo, following a brawl with students from Suva Grammar School (SGS) last Friday and on Monday where a bus with SGS students on it was attacked at Flagstaff.
“The curfew has been put in place – effective from this afternoon – for the students and that all students should leave for their home at 3:10pm and no Marist student should be seen in uniform after 4pm.
“I am not happy with what has transpired over the past few days and it is quite sad,” Mr Atalifo said.
“The incident he said has tainted the ‘Red Fire Spirit’.”
He said the Marist community does not condone violence and what the students have portrayed goes against everything good that the school stood for.
“You have brought dishonour to the badges that you wear and have brought disgrace to all of us; brothers, PTA and Old Boys,” Mr Atalifo said.
“I am pleading with you to stop because once you break the law you will be charged accordingly.”
Meanwhile, Marist Old Boys president Nesbitt Hazelman told the students that the former scholars found their actions unacceptable. “We should stand out, be humble and help others; I am very disappointed,” Mr Hazelman said.
Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Ioane Naivalurua personally visited Marist Brothers High School and Suva Grammar School yesterday and issued a stern warning to students that anyone caught breaking the law would be taken to task.
The meeting was also attended by all the Marist Brothers of the school, teachers and the president of the Marist Old Boys Association.
Suva Grammar School assistant principal, Mika Mudreilagi has instructed all students to follow the rules and to go straight home after school.




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