A man has been charged and a boy cautioned after a violent school brawl that has Gold Coast parents worried.
Teachers tried to intervene as the fight spilled out of the school and onto the street.
Paxton Roth reports.
A 16 year old boy has been let off with a warning after a violent brawl outside Pacific Pines High School late yesterday.
His older brother has been charged with going armed so as to cause fear, and possessing a knife in public.
He’ll appear in court in November.
Witnesses say up to 20 teenagers were involved in the fighting.
VOX 1: “Minor injuries online, there was talk of weapons and there was a weapon involved.”
Police believe the conflict may be racially motivated with a large group of Pacific Islander students and claims of growing tensions.
Many of the younger children were too afraid to walk to school alone today.
VOX 2: “It was scary. My little brother was pretty scared and we walked past them. They no longer want to walk to school now so I gotta walk them back and forth.”
And some Parents want the school to exert more control.
VOX 3: “There’s a lot of brawling after school but I don’t know how they police that.”
The school said it has zero tolerance for violence and is promoting a safer environment.
Paxton Roth, QUT News.