SCMP Friday, September 21, 2001


New task force to fight rising crime in schools

Thirty-three new secondary school police liaison officers will visit all secondary schools from next month in a bid to curb crime in schools.
Drug abuse and triad infiltration have been named as the biggest problems they will have to face.
The scheme has been launched in the wake of an increase in school violence. In the most recent case, on Monday, a 13-year-old student was stabbed in the back and arm by another pupil at the Weaving Mills Association Chu Shek Lun Pre-vocational School in Kowloon Bay. Chief Superintendent Wong Doon-yee said officers would visit every school in 18 districts at least twice a month to assess what support was needed.