THE involvement of Marist Brothers' High School students in school brawls has not impressed former students of the school.
Marist Old Boys (MOB) association president Nesbitt Hazelman did not pull any punches when speaking to students at the school last week.
"What you've done over the last several days is not acceptable to the old boys, totally not acceptable, regardless of whether its Suva Grammar or any other school," Mr Hazelman said.
"We actually go out there and help others, that's our role.
"When you wear that uniform and that badge it should mean something to you," he added.
Some students of MBHS have been implicated in brawls with Suva Grammar School students that have authorities and the public at large concerned.
The fights have seen some students physically assaulted while others have been charged with assault.
Mr Hazelman told the students, the culture of school brawls needed to stop immediately and warned the students of the consequences of their actions.
"All I'm going to say is that the old boys are very dissapointed with what has happened over the past few days. People have been hurt and that has got to stop now. You've heard it from us, you've heard it from the police commissioner- you will be taken to task and I'm sure that none of you want to go down that path."
Mr Hazelman told the student body it was time for them to behave like young gentlemen and divert all their attention to their schoolwork.
"I want you now to divert all your attention to studies and to the exams coming up in a couple of weeks," he said.
"That's the challenge the old boys are giving you. We will go out there, we will fix your labs., we will provide you with all the equipment you need to do your work, and you students need to go out there and perform your tasks," he said.
The recent spate of brwals involving secondary school students has been of concern to all stakeholders.