A White River school teacher is nursing a wound on his forehead after the school’s security guard hit him with a hammer.
Sam Urua’u said the attack was over the disconnection Solomon Water did to the school due to unpaid bills.
Urua’u said the school has been without water supply since the last semester.
He said the water problem forced the students to use the nearby bushes as their lavatory.
“Last Tuesday I decided to open the school’s toilet for the students to use because I believe it was unhygienic for them to continue using the bushes,” he said.
“That’s when the guard approached and confronted me why I open the toilet,” he added.
“I’ve explained my position to him but during the process, he raised the hammer and landed it on my forehead.
“He was armed with the hammer and a shifting spanner.
“The guard argued the students cannot use the toilet because there’s no water.”
Urua’u called on the school administration to address the water situation.
“I’m a victim of the water situation so I urged the school admin to settle the bills and reconnect the water supply,” he said.
Comments are being sought from the school administration and the guard.
By CHARLEY PIRINGI