POLICE in Kirakira in the Makira-Ulawa province have arrested and charged six teenagers for multiple crimes on June 5, 2018.
Provincial Police Commander(PPC), Makira-Ulawa Province, Superintendent Peter Sitai says, “The youths were charged for allegations of malicious damage, intimidation, going armed in public, criminal trespass, house break-in and restriction of making liquor.
“The alleged suspects will appear in the Kirakira Magistrates’ Court on 19 June 2018 for their plea.
“The alleged charges follow an incident at Pirupiru Community High School on Ulawa Island in Makira on May 28, 2018.
“These youth allegedly trespassed into the school compound and allegedly damaged school properties and threatened the students and staff with bush knives.
“The situation prompted staff and parents to close the school earlier than expected.
“I wish to commend the public for their understanding and the help offered to my officers when they arrived on Ulawa to apprehend the suspects.
“I appeal to parents and village leaders to continue to talk with our young people that such behaviour is unacceptable within our communities and that police will take stern action against anyone who disturbs the peace within our communities especially within a public institution such as our schools.”