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Police urges students to focus on their exams than brawls

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 29/10/2020

The latest occurrence of school brawls is a concern for Tonga Police after recent months of experiencing peaceful moments with most secondary schools participating in joint efforts to stop school brawls.

The Acting Chief Superintendent of the Nuku’alofa Police Station – Inspector Filipe Fifita says, this is a busy time for students as they prepare for their examinations and it is important for them to focus on their studies.

He also added, Police has the authority to arrest and charge students that don’t abide by the law and could be fined up to $500 pa’anga.

Fifita adds, they have confirmed that students involved in school brawls are those facing problems at home.

He adds, they are willing to help parents who are struggling with their children at home in order to address the issue and to minimize school brawls.

Tonga Police continues to work together with the Ministry of Education’s Truancy Reconciliation and Engagement Division to avoid school brawls and promote the spirit of unity.

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