|Police at Marist Grammar.pic Fiji Village|
Irony at its worst with the police commissioner visiting Marist Grammar to warn off brawling students, urging them to respect the law.
A 19 year old has been charged with assault and will appear in court tomorrow, following a spate of incidents including brawling at Service Street and Sukuna Park last Friday, an attack on a school bus and the assault of a head boy.
A curfew is also in place with Fiji Village quoting the school principal as saying no Marist student should be seen in uniform in Suva after 4 o'clock.
But this is not the first incident involving law breaking students.
While Iowane Naivalurua is warning Marist students not to break the law, in July - high school students at Nabua Secondary School, who were part of a criminal gang - were found to be the sons of a senior military and prisons officer.
After three weeks of investigation, Police arrested and started questioning the group of boys who had formed a group to rob random individuals and taxi drivers.
Investigations revealed the boys robbed individuals of amounts ranging from $50 to $190. Their total loot over a three week period was about $2500.
When Police went to look for the leader of the group at Nabua Secondary School, they found a taxi meter inside his school bag.
A Police source says the boys come from well-to-do families and can't understand why they would go on a robbery spree each weekend.
One of the boys father is the Officer in Charge of the Dog Unit at Naboro Prison and all of the students were under 16.