10 Aug 2012

Samoa student loses eye in assault

1:33 pm on 10 August 2012

A Year-12 student at Avele College in Samoa has reportedly lost an eye after an alleged assault by a student of Saint Joseph's college at Alafua.

The principal of Avele College, Luafalealo Mikaele Tofete, says the student was on a public bus on Monday heading for an assignment when he was assaulted.

The latest school fight prompted the Ministry of Education to close Avele College for two days this week.

Five students of Saint Joseph's college have been charged over the violence.