BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
GIZO Community High school has closed due to the safety fears caused by the escape of 29 Bougainvillean men from police custody yesterday.
School Principal Mr Wiggen laments that the closure will adversely affect students’ education, but insists that it is for the safety of everyone.
He shares to Island Sun that following yesterday’s news of the detainees’ escape parents flooded the school early to pick up their children.
Police also advised the school to close while the situation remains hot.
Businesses in Gizo yesterday also closed their doors following the escape, awaiting advice from the police on the status of the situation.
Meanwhile, Wiggen says, “Both CHS and Primary Division has close for normal classes but our school will depend entirely of the current situation in Gizo. Safety is our school number one priority and we calls on the students to stay safe. We will inform parents and students when the school will start if the situation calm this week.”