Police probe threat on female teacher

National, Normal

The National, Friday 17th May 2013

 POLICE in Wewak are investigating a threat on a female teacher and her family at Bishop Leo Secondary School last Friday night. 

It forced classes to be suspended early this week. Eight men armed with guns and other weapons cut a hole through a wire fence at around 11pm and approached the family. 

Other teachers who tried to intervene were told by the men to stay out of it. No one was injured.

A police officer had discharged a gun at the teacher’s residence two weeks ago but the matter was settled out of court by way of compensation.

Provincial police commander Chief Supt Joe Poma said yesterday people believed that the two incidents were related but it would be investigated.

“I condemn the policeman for discharging the firearm in the first incident. We immediately disarmed him that same night and were to lay charges against him but the parties resorted to compensation.

“But compensation will not divert natural justice,” Poma said.

He said they were trying to get to the bottom of the motive behind the second attack.

Bishop Leo Secondary is a Catholic-run school with 750 students and 30 teachers.

Provincial education adviser Joseph Auli or the school administration could not be reached yesterday to confirm whether classes had resumed yesterday.