Girls scream in fear
A GROUP of teenagers who broke into a girls’ dormitory at Ruavatu Secondary School in northeast Guadalcanal last weekend was armed with knives, axes, and hammers, court documents show.
They gained access into the dorm by breaking the main door, documents police tendered in court, Tuesday, revealed.
When the girls screamed in fear, the teenagers threatened to cut their throats if they continue to shout.
The girls escaped through an exit at the other end of their dorm where they ran to a nearby staff house and alerted their teacher about the break-in.
Police alleged the group then stole properties, money and also indecently assaulted some of the girls.
Among properties stolen were a school projector, speaker, mobile phone, laptop connection, and cash, all totalling up to $24, 850.
Guadalcanal police responded and arrested five young men, who appeared in court on Tuesday.
They are Frankson Sote, Casper Sade, Jerom Bosa, Robert Ramoi and Alfred Tavoria of Northeast Guadalcanal.
All accused are 18 years of age except for Ramoi, who is 20.
They are all facing charges of house breaking and criminal trespass.
Tavoria is also facing charges of indecent assault and intimidation.
They were remanded until November 18 when they’ll return to court.
Police say they are still looking for other suspects who are on the run.
Stolen properties are also yet to be recovered.
The incident forced the school to evacuate its more than 500 students and prematurely closed its academic year.
Guadalcanal Province, women’s groups and other civil society organisations condemned the attack, describing it as mindless.
They called on communities around Ruavatu to help the police arrest suspects who are still at large.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN