Boti: Our students were not taken in by Mobile Squad 13

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The Nationl, Monday 10th September, 2012

THE Lutheran church says no students from its St Paul’s Primary School were rounded up, beaten and locked up by Lae police as reported last week.The school made the correction following concerns by parents and guardians of students after police said the students were from St Paul’s.St Paul’s Primary School headmaster Kennedy Boti said the 16 students who were taken in by the Mobile Squad 13 in Lae were from Milfordhaven Primary School.
“Those 16 Mildfordhaven Primary School students were the ones who came to St Paul’s Primary School and stoned our students and classrooms,” he said.“We called in the police who rounded them and took them in, and not one of our students was arrested and locked up as reported.”Authorities and senior education officials have backed Lae metropolitan commander Supt Nema Mondiai, saying that arresting students and locking them up is not the right way to deal with student misbehaviour and violence.