19 Sep 2013

American Samoa students hurt in attack by rival school

6:56 pm on 19 September 2013

Three high school students were treated at the LBJ hospital in American Samoa last night after they were attacked on a school bus following an inter-school volleyball game.

A department of education official says the bus was stoned on 3 separate occasions on its way from Fagaitua High School to drop off students from the Tafuna volleyball team.

She says at Aua village, some students from the rival school and adults forced their way on the bus with stones and beat some of the passengers.

Several windows on the bus were smashed and police are investigating.

It was the second incident of school violence at a volleyball game this week.