24 Apr 2010

School sports cancelled in American Samoa following brawl

8:03 am on 24 April 2010

The Department of Education has called off high school sports for the rest of this week following fights that broke out duirng a soccer championship game.

Fights broke out on the soccer field between Leone and Tafuna high school students yesterday minutes after the game ended.

Punches and rocks were thrown and several students and spectators were hit.

A school bus taking Leone students to the west side under polcie escort was stoned at Matuu.

Head of the Athletics Department Tumua Matu'u says they just want to make sure things calm down first.