15 Oct 2013

15 year old charged in American Samoa over stone throwing incident

11:02 am on 15 October 2013

A 15-year-old student in American Samoa has been charged in connection with the stoning incident at a school sports game last month.

The fifteen year old male is accused of throwing a rock after a volleyball match between Leone and Nu'uuli Vo-Tech.

The rock hit one student and ricocheted onto another student, hitting him on the forehead.

One of the victims was hospitalised.

Our correspondent in Pago Pago understands the accused is detained at the territory's juvenile detention centre and a status hearing on the matter will be heard next week.

Twenty juveniles and one adult have been charged in connection with another stoning incident that injured three students and damaged a school bus.

The incidents led to a three-week suspension of all high school sports in the territory.