Boy claims men pointed gun at him near school in Tongatapu, reports say

    Tukuaki'i ne fakahanga ha me'afana 'e ha ongo tangata ki ha tamasi'i ako he Side School he pongipongi' ni 'i he konga vao vaha'a 'o e Side School mo e Tonga High School.

    A young male student at Tonga Side School believed he had a gun pulled on him by two men as he walked by a bush area between his school and Tonga High School, Radio 87.5 has reported this morning.

    The radio did not release details of the student, the suspects or the incident.

    It also uploaded a video to Facebook which featured its director Katalina Tohi at the scene reporting live on air.

    A bulldozer is seen in the video plouging and clearing the bush.

    A man appeared on the video and said he has a son at Tonga High School and after he found out about the incident from the radio he travelled from Niutoua to Nuku’alofa to check and pick him up.

    The broadcaster said a Tongan woman in the United States listened to the report this morning and contacted her daughter in Tonga to help.

    Another man by the name Tevita Hafoka reportedly offered to help after he heard the report.

    It appeared these assistance from the public included hiring a bulldozer to clear up the area where the incident occurred.


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