14 Mar 2015

Five students in Samoa expelled over bullying video

7:35 am on 14 March 2015

The management at Samoa's Saint Joseph College has expelled five students after a bullying video went viral on social media showing a year eleven student being assaulted by five other students.

St Joseph students, Samoa

St Joseph students, Samoa Photo: Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia

The Director of the Catholic schools in Samoa, A'eau Chris Hazelman, says an investigation is under way with possible police charges against the students.

Our correspondent says teachers at the college are also being urged to own up if they had seen or were told of the incident, but did not report it to the principal.

A'eau says the teachers may also face expulsion if they would be found.