The Education Ministry confirms that the four students of Ratu Kadavulevu School who were allegedly smoking cigarettes have not been expelled or suspended but have been deployed to other schools closer to their parents.
The Ministry says this way the parents will have a close watch on their children's acts and will be able to supervise them.
The Education Ministry says this action has been taken in accordance with the internal guidelines that the ministry follows when dealing with such cases.
They further say that they will be counseling the students.
It is alleged that the students were taken to the Korovou Police Station by the Assistant Principal on Sunday and were told to wait for their parents.
Police say they will not be investigating the case and no report has been lodged.
When contacted by Fijivillage, Acting Principal, Arvind Prasad says he cannot comment on the matter.
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