THE police are investigating the possibility of a Marist Brothers' High School ex-scholar being behind yesterday's attack on Suva Grammar School students.
The latest incident involving the schools happened yesterday in Flagstaff when a group of MBHS students attacked a Nasese bus carrying SGS students.
The attack comes less than a week after a brawl between the two schools in Sukuna Park saw an MBHS student injured.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro confirmed the details of the attack.
"We can confirm that an incident happened again between the two schools whereby somebody threw an object into the bus which was carrying students of Suva Grammar School," she said.
"We can now ascertain what we've learnt from interviewing the students is that there is an ex-scholar that was among the students, we're trying to get the identity of the ex-scholar and investigations will continue from there."
Ms Naisoro said the incident involved a bus load of SGS and Veiuto Primary School students and about 20 MBHS students
She also confirmed two SGS sixth former students were taken to hospital with injuries.
Nasese bus driver Rajesh Prasad said he stopped the bus to drop off passengers when the attack happened.
"The boys came running after the bus and I thought they wanted to get on but then they started running to the sides and punching the Grammar students through the windows," he said.
"They also beat the back of the bus with sticks and broke the back window, and that's when I drove off."
Mr Prasad said the MBHS students tried to board the bus but were stopped by a Veiuto school teacher.
When contacted yesterday, MBHS principal John Atalifo said he would wait for details of the incident before commenting. However, he did confirm that further action would take place against those involved.
SGS school authorities also declined to comment yesterday.
Education permanent secretary Brij Lal urged the students to settle their differences.
"Respect all, fighting is not the solution but sitting around and talking will help," Mr Lal said
"We live in Fiji where there is peace and harmony. Let us practise our values and virtues and be friends with all."
He said those who took the law into their own hands would be dealt with accordingly.