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Just another slap in the face of Samoa
28-03-2014 - SamoaObserver.

Another day, another assault case.

The latest one, in today’s paper, involves a teacher slapping a student.

This seems a relatively minor incident after what seems like an outbreak of extreme violence, including fatal machete and axe attacks.

And anyone who has been in front of class of sniggering teenagers can understand the frustration – once they get started, it sometimes seems impossible to stop them being unruly, even disrespectful.

Caught between childhood and adulthood, teenagers can taunt like an adult while suffering the logic of a child.

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