10 Aug 2007

Samoa court adjourns case of principal accused of beating student

1:13 pm on 10 August 2007

A primary school principal in Samoa charged with assault has appeared in the district court, but his case has been adjourned without plea until Tuesday.

The Luatuanu'u Primary school principal, Resitala Tofilau, allegedly assaulted the 13 year old with a piece of wood for not having had a haircut.

The student remains in the national hospital after suffering extensive injuries as a result.

The Ministry of Education is also conducting its own inquiries and awaiting the outcome of the case.