Teacher arrested

Tonga police arrest teacher over cannabis seized at school

“Police located 51 cannabis plants growing inside and outside the ‘Eua High School compound,” said Deputy Commissioner Pelenatita Vaisuai.

The suspect from Tufuvai was arrested by Police as he was watering the plants.

Thirty-three cannabis plants were seized from inside the school compound, and 18 plants were seized from an area immediately outside of the school compound.

Tongan teacher arrested for beating student

RNZ reports the teacher was arrested and charged with assault after a call to a local radio station by the child's grandmother triggered an investigation.

Acting Chief Superintendent Tevita Vailea said the student was treated at the hospital and there were signs he had been beaten on the back.

Mr Vailea said the child was threatened with further violence if he reported the incident.

Mr Vailea said teachers punishing students physically is clearly against the law.