TWO secondary schools in Western Highlands involved in a fight in Mt Hagen last month have made peace.
The fight resulted in many injuries and the closure of business in the city.
Students from Mt Hagen Secondary and Hagen Park Secondary fought during a career expo on Aug 20.
The event was at Hagen Secondary.
The following Monday, students again confronted each other in the city.
Police were outnumbered and tried to disperse the groups with tear gas and warning shots.
Both schools came with more than K15,000 last week to say sorry for what they had done and which had affected public properties and businesses in the city.
Provincial education board chairman Stanley Maip said it was a very serious issue and a first of its kind for the province to experience.
He said this should not be repeated and urged both parties to educate their pupils not to practise it in future.
“You are in Grade 12 and your final examination will commence soon after the third term break.
“Such fights will destroy your studies and affect your final examination results,” Maip said.
Hagen Secondary principal John Mamb said school fights were common and there should be tougher laws to stop them.
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