Student killed over school fight

A new round of school violence has left a Begandi Secondary school student dead and anther in critical condition in Lae’s Angau hospital.

The fatal outcome is a follow on of troubles overthe weekend involving students’fromthe Lae Secondary and Begandi Secondary.

The fighting resumed yesterday morning when a group of Begandi students’beatring a banner protested at Eriku and were met by students’at Lae Secondary.

A bus driver that tookthe two wounded students’in his bus tothe hospital said one was injured inthe neck andthe ther wounded inthe chest.

It hasn’t yet been established what happened inthe minutes leading up tothe timethe boys were injured. There are conflicting reports that at least one palette wounds and it’s not certain from whom.

The head of police operations has instructed police investigators to collect statements from students’and those nearest tothe victims to establish howthey sustained injuries.

Images ofthe school fights were taken on mobile phones and posted onthe internet. The pictures shows dozens of students’both boys and girls crowding nearthe Lae secondary school, anther group at anther location.

Minutes afterthe fightingthe Lae secondary school students’return tothe school yard; parents arrive to collecttheir children.

The Lae MP and Community Development Minister, Loujaya Toni already has an investigation ofthe previous school fights. She is expected to briefthe Prime Minister onthe latest incident.

Minister Toni paid a visit tothe Lae secondary school to get an update onthe morning’s events. Later she visited Begandi secondary and while we weren’t allowed to film nor obtain responses fromthe school administration, we were toldthey met yesterday afternoon to establish details of what happened.

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