Teens held after school clash in Tonga

MICHAEL FIELD
Last updated 13:48 19/07/2013

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Tongan police have taken 147 high school boys into custody after an attack on a rival school.

Two boys were in hospital with head injuries following the incident, according to the Matangi Tonga website.

The teens, from Tonga College, were injured when rival Tupou College students attacked their home, the report said.

Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Soakai Motu'apuaka said the house, which was home to a teacher and several student, had rocks thrown at it at about midnight.

"The two injured boys are reported to be in a stable condition but we have in police custody at the Nuku'alofa Central Police station 147 students from Tupou College whom we are interrogating today," he said.

Police have also ordered the postponement of the finals of the Tongatapu Secondary School Rugby Tournament, due to be played today.

Tonga College is an all-boys government school, while Tupou College is an all-boys boarding school run by the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga.

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