FIJI NEWS

STOP IT!

By TALEBULA KATE The plea by the Commissioner of Police, Brigadier-General Ioane Naivalurua to the students of two prominent schools in Suva was simple – “Stop it and do the
03 Oct 2012 13:04

Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Ioane Naivalurua during his school visits yesterday. Photo: RONALD KUMAR

By TALEBULA KATE

The plea by the Commissioner of Police, Brigadier-General Ioane Naivalurua to the students of two prominent schools in Suva was simple – “Stop it and do the right thing”.
As tension between the students of Marist Brothers High School and Suva Grammar School spilled over on Monday afternoon after last Friday’s incident, the Commissioner visited the two schools yesterday afternoon with a warning.
The Commissioner reminded the students of Marist and Grammar that no one was above the law and those found breaking the law would be taken to task.
“As a result of the brawls last Friday, and Monday three had been hospitalised,” Brigadier-General Naivalurua said.
He confirmed that a Marist student has been arrested and charged with assault. The student is expected to appear in court today.
Brigadier-General Naivalurua told the students that if they do the wrong thing they would have to face the consequences.
The brawl between the two schools, he said had sparked grave concerns within the Government that even the Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, who is a Marist old boy, called him before his visit to the two schools and asked to relay Government’s concern over the incident, especially when it involved the younger generation, whom the nation would supposedly rely on in the future.
A curfew for the students of Marist was put in place yesterday by the principal, John Atalifo.
The Commissioner of Police warned students that the Police would closely monitor the situation.
He said the brawl had brought shame to their schools and has tarnished all the good achievements made.
“It has brought embarrassment to old scholars who have done a lot to the schools,” the Commissioner said.
He urged the students to fly their school colours on the right side of the law.
Students were also reminded to concentrate on their studies for the examinations they would be sitting this term.
Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro told Fiji Sun that their investigations concerning the brawl were continuing. They have yet to determine what caused the brawl that started last Friday.
Police presence at the Suva bus bay after school hours will also be increased.




Fiji Sun Instagram
Fiji Plus
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
error: