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Somaon Government closes Avele College after brawl

A statement released by Cabinet last night has confirmed the indefinite closure of Avele College in Apia.

"The threats made by Avele College students to other schools, teachers and colleges have caused widespread panic and the deployment of police riot operations," said the release.

Avele College students recently brawled with students from Malua fou College. A bus with several Avele students was stoned by Malua fou students last Friday.

Several students from both schools have been reportedly been arrested and charged by the police.

Members of the public have taken to Social Media like Facebook to express their views about the indefinite closure of Avele College.

Some people have called the decision ridiculous, saying the actions of a minority group have affected a majority of students.

Others who say they have had enough of the brawls support the government’s decision.

There are also concerns about messages on Facebook calling students of a certain school to take action against students of another school.

Police investigations are continuing into the brawls and a statement is yet to be released by them.

Meanwhile Cabinet has also decided to direct all school mission grants to schools instead of their managing boards from next year.

This way the money will go straight to schools that have had clean records. Samoa Loop

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