22 May 2018

Tongan man charged with firing airgun in school grounds

4:22 pm on 22 May 2018

Tonga police have revealed they arrested a 43-year-old man from Matangiake last Friday for discharging a firearm inside Tonga College's school compound two days earlier.

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Photo: RNZ Pacific / Koro Vaka'uta

Police said they responded to a complaint from the school about a man who was threatening students, and firing an airgun in the air.

No one was injured.

The man was arrested on Friday after a search.

He has been charged with possession of an illegal firearm and discharging a firearm within the boundaries of a town.

He was released on bail on Monday to appear at the Magistrates Court on a later date.