3 Feb 2014

Charges against most Tongan students may be dropped

8:11 pm on 3 February 2014

A magistrate in Tonga is dropping charges against 123 students from Tupou College if the students write apology leaders and pay compensation.

They are among 147 students from the college charged with offences such as wilful damage after a violent attack left a man critically hurt.

Meanwhile the Supreme Court is to decide if the remaining students should stand trial in the Supreme Court on charges of attempted murder, bodily harm and other counts.

Radio Tonga reports that the letters need to completed in two weeks and submitted to the Magistrate's Court on February the 18th.

120 of the students are to pay fines ranging from 100 US dollars to 110 dollars.