THE Suva Magistrate's Court yesterday heard that the principal of a prominent Suva school wants to be at the reconciliation hearing of his students and their alleged assailant from another school.
The 18-year-old student appeared before Magistrate Janaka Bandara for a reconciliation hearing with the two complainants.
He has been charged with two counts of assault for his alleged role in two separate street fights between students from two rival schools
The court heard the complainants could not attend the reconciliation hearing because there was a condolence gathering at the school.
"A student from the school has died and the principal is taking the school representatives to the funeral," said defence lawyer Seremaia Waqainabete.
Mr Waqainabete told the court that the complainants' principal had asked for the reconciliation to be adjourned to tomorrow.
"The principal also wanted to be present in court. This will also allow them to confirm their attendance in court."
Police prosecution did not object to the defence submission.
However, Mr Waqainabete said the two parties had reconciled before the complainants' vice-principal. He told the court that everything was under control and the complainants had accepted their assailant's apology.
The accused was present in court with his mother and two schoolmates. Mr Bandara has adjourned the matter to tomorrow.