PNG police warn brawling school students

11:03 am on 30 August 2017

Brawling students from two secondary schools in Papua New Guinea's Morobe province have been warned of police intervention if fighting erupts again.

Papua New Guinea police.

Papua New Guinea police. Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades

The Morobe Provincial Education Adviser Keith Jiram has told the Post Courier that the fighting students are from Lae Secondary School and Bugandi Secondary School.

He said the brawling was thought to have been contained following peace reconciliations but fighting recently broke out again.

Mr Jiram said his office had spent a lot of money containing school fights since 2014 and students will be arrested if there was any further violence.

The Lae Metropolitan Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr has also warned students they'll be arrested en masse and dealt with by the courts if fighting resumes.