19 Jul 2013

School brawl in Tonga leads to 147 arrests

2:22 pm on 19 July 2013

Police in Tonga are reported to have arrested 147 boys involved in a brawl.

Matangi Tonga reports reports that two Tonga College boys are in Hospital with injuries sustained in an alleged attack by Tupou College students last night.

The violence has prompted the postponement of the finals of the Tongatapu Secondary School Rugby Tournament scheduled for today.

The Acting Deputy Police Commissioner said he believed finding a solution to the fighting between school students needs a holistic approach.

Tonga College is an all boys government school, while Tupou College is an all boys boarding school of the Free Wesleyan Church