The photos of the students in their school uniforms smoking using a home-made “bong” went viral on social media yesterday.
Education Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy confirmed the six students were removed from the school pending investigations. Dr Reddy said the students were allegedly given the drugs by someone at the Nadi bus stand. “You need to understand that there is drug peddling going on and the drug peddlers find our children vulnerable, and we are trying our best to protect our children,” he said.
The school principal said he could not comment on the incident, however, he said, the Education Ministry was aware of the incident.
Meanwhile, police have urged parents and guardians to speak to their children about the evils of using illicit drugs.
- Fiji Times