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Lae Police crackdown on school fights

Lae Police say tough action will be taken on students’involved in school fights.

Metropolitan superintendentoIvan Lakatani issued a warning to students’that those found fighting or taking part in cult activities will be arrested and charged.

The warning comes as police step up campaigns in schools to educate students’

Much has been talked on how to address student violence but not much is known about howthese groups are organised and operate.

Last year a wave of student violence have resulted to suspension of classesorthe remainder ofthe schooling year after a student was stabbed and several thers injured.

Lakatani said those who are caught fighting withinthe school’s premises will also facethe full brunt ofthe school’s disciplinary board. Betthe powers ofthe school boards don’t go beyondthe school boundaries and that’s were police come in.

The Lae police have been visiting schools in Lae doing awareness on student violence since last week.

The 2013 academic year for Lae schools have resumed smoothly with no student violence sincethe death ofthe Begandi Secondary School student Daniel Passingan late last year.

Edwin Fidelis, National EMTV News – LAE

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