4 Jul 2011

Samoan police fed up with student brawls

10:04 am on 4 July 2011

The police in Samoa say they will now take a tougher line against students involved in brawls.

This follows a recent fight involving college student that resulted in four teenagers being charged with disturbing the peace.

They also could face assault charges.

The police commissioner, Leaupepe Fatu Pula, says the police had had enough of these violent incidents.

"We will not anymore of this violent nature, because they were given a stern warning in the first incident and when this happened again, there is no other option but to charge them and take them to court."

Leaupepe says the four students facing charges are due to appear in court this month (19).

In 2008, a student brawl left one girl with severe body and facial burns after a molotov cocktail was thrown into a crowd.