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Police sound warning

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, August 05, 2014

POLICE have sent out a strong warning to parents and guardians accompanying school teams on tour to monitor their students well.

The warning follows an incident in Labasa last week where eight students were taken in by police for questioning after they were found drunk.

The students were on Vanua Levu for the Deans secondary schools rugby competition.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said teachers accompanying students during sports tours were responsible for their welfare.

He said students were minors and should not be left to have access to alcohol.

"We are sending a strong warning to teachers and parents who will accompany their school teams to be vigilant and to closely monitor students," he said.

"Most of them are normally found drunk after their matches or partying away in nightclubs when they should be in bed.

"Adults accompanying these students are guardians and they have a legal duty to keep their charges safe." He added that guardians could be held accountable if anything happened to students in their care during tours.





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