The possible relocation of Christian Zheng Sheng College to Mui Wo from a remote corner of Lantau Island has been in the headlines for the past month. There is heated opposition in Mui Wo to the possible move. When around 300 Mui Wo residents and 30 Zheng Sheng students attended a community consultation session on June 14 at Mui Wo Indoor Recreation Centre, Mui Wo residents booed as Zheng Sheng representatives attempted to address the crowd and some shouted: 'We don't want druggies.' The college - registered in 1998 - specialises in rehabilitating student drug addicts and getting them back on the right track. Currently located at Chi Ma Wan, the school is threatened by landslides and is overcrowded - 123 students are clamouring for space in a school meant to cater to just 64 students - making relocation urgent. The college applied to move to New Territories Heung Yee Kuk Southern District School, which was shut down in 2007 due to insufficient enrolments. But Mui Wo residents have rallied against the relocation, claiming the school's presence would affect law and order and cause property prices to plunge. Residents say they want the closed school to open for their own children, as many Mui Wo students have to commute long distances to schools in other districts. Some suggest opening an international school for the increasing number of expatriate children living in the area. Zheng Sheng principal, Alman Chan Siu-cheuk, called the consultation session 'very emotional', adding that 'some students burst into tears'. 'It was not the harsh comments by some Mui Wo residents that pushed them to tears,' he said. 'Students cried because they were touched by the support they get from others - local residents, the media, the government ... They have learned that if they are brave to step up to face problems, good things will happen.' Mr Chan said he understood Mui Wo residents' feelings, saying the problem was that they did not understand how his school operated and that they were frustrated that the government had not met their demands. 'All of the students in our school have quit drugs,' he said. 'They are no longer drug addicts. Some are under probation, but there are many people who are still under probation and living in the community.' Mr Chan said he and his students were open-minded about a recommendation by Heung Yee Kuk, a statutory advisory body representing New Territories' residents, of four other locations for the college - Yuen Long, Tuen Mun, Northern District and Kwai Chung. But he pointed out that the Cheung Chau branch of Christian Zheng Sheng College has been operating for 14 years without any reported negative effects. 'Our students operate a pizza shop on Cheung Chau and the residents have no problems with them in being in the neighbourhood,' he said. He added he saw this as proof that Zheng Sheng students can co-exist with local communities.