Samoa Police Intervene as Schools Address Student Brawl

  • In response to a recent altercation between students from Don Bosco Technical College in Alafua and the School of Maritime Training in Mulinu’u, Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services (SPPCS) swiftly intervened on Monday, March 4th, 2024. The incident, which occurred at a local market, prompted immediate action from authorities to ensure the safety and well-being of all students and faculty involved.
    Senior Sergeant Samia Iosua Samia, leading the Community Engagement Unit (CEU), mobilized his team to both educational institutions to mitigate tensions and foster a peaceful environment conducive to learning. Principals from both schools, Fonomaitu Mane Su’a of Don Bosco Technical College and Leituafiaoatua Fatu Lafoa’i of the School of Maritime Training, collaborated with law enforcement to address the situation.
    Following the altercation, Principal Fonomaitu confirmed the expulsion of two students involved in the brawl, emphasizing a zero-tolerance policy towards behavior that tarnishes the reputation of the school. Internal investigations are underway to identify additional perpetrators, with the promise of expulsion for those found responsible.
    Similarly, Principal Leituafiaoatua reiterated the school’s commitment to maintaining a safe and respectful environment, warning students against engaging in bullying both on and off-campus. He commended the cooperation between schools and law enforcement in swiftly addressing the incident.
    The Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services expressed gratitude to the school administrators for their cooperation and proactive measures to ensure the safety of students and uphold the reputation of Samoa’s educational institutions.
    This collaborative effort underscores the commitment of all stakeholders to prioritize the well-being and future success of Samoa’s youth.
    Working together for a safer Samoa.