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Urgent inquiry needed into Onehunga 111 fiasco

Hon. Tony Ryall MP
National Law and Order spokesman

10 August 2005

Urgent inquiry needed into Onehunga 111 fiasco

National’s Law and Order spokesman, Tony Ryall, wants an investigation into the Onehunga High School 111 fiasco.

A group of 15 ‘thugs’ armed with wood and a hammer terrorised the school, leaving the principal, a teacher, and a student injured.

"The school principal says it took multiple phone calls and 25 minutes for police to get there. The police say it took 10 minutes.

"The 111 system remains a weeping sore – the symbol of Labour's neglect of policing and safety.

"This has been a dreadful and shocking act of violence. The public expect a rapid response. What went on here?

“National expects full disclosure by the authorities. In the past, complaints have been met with a wall of indifference. Urgent action is needed.

"I daresay that if these thugs had been speeding from the school at 62 kilometres an hour, a police officer would have been there straight away,” Mr Ryall says.

ENDS

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