SPPCS Samoa Police and College Principals Collaborate to Address Student Brawl.

In an effort to address a recent altercation between students that garnered widespread attention on social media, Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services, in collaboration with the Community Engagement Unit, convened a meeting early this morning, Wednesday 28th 2024, with the principals of Maluafou College and Leififi College.
Superintendent Tuaena Paulo, leading the Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services delegation, emphasized the need to quell tensions and safeguard the well-being of all students within the educational institutions involved. Highlighting the potential ripple effects of such incidents, Superintendent Paulo urged both principals to resolve the dispute amicably and maintain peace within their respective schools.
Mrs. Leatufale Lasi Tavae, principal of Maluafou College, affirmed their proactive measures, stating that all students implicated in the brawl have been expelled from the institution. Expressing gratitude for the guidance provided by the Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services, Mrs. Tavae underscored her school’s commitment to preventing future occurrences through collaborative efforts with Leififi College.
In response, Principal Sifuiva Malaea Lauano of Leififi College outlined actions taken following the incident, noting that the altercation originated from an incident involving one of their students on February 23, 2024. Principal Lauano assured that the instigating student had been expelled, and efforts were underway to ensure the safety and harmony of all students.
Acknowledging the proactive approach of both college principals, the Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services commended their cooperation in fostering a safer educational environment for the youth of Samoa.
The collaborative efforts between law enforcement and educational institutions underscore a commitment to promoting peace and security within the community, with a focus on nurturing a conducive learning environment for students.