St Hilda’s Sec boys caught fight­ing on video dis­ci­plined

The New Paper - - NEWS - MAVIS WONG

Three boys at St Hilda’s Se­condary School caught fight­ing in a class­room have been dis­ci­plined, the vice-prin­ci­pal said yes­ter­day.

The in­ci­dent was caught on video, and the clip has been shared on Face­book more than 10,000 times af­ter it was posted yes­ter­day.

Two boys are seen shov­ing a stu­dent and then throw­ing his be­long­ings to the floor. They ex­change blows and use vul­gar­i­ties at each other.

At one point, the larger of the two ag­gres­sors punches the stu­dent on the side of the head. The lat­ter is held in a choke­hold be­fore he re­tal­i­ates by throw­ing punches and kicks at the pair.

In the video, a man can be seen stand­ing by the door­way, prompt­ing ne­ti­zens to ask if he is a teacher and, if so, why he did not in­ter­vene.

The vice-prin­ci­pal, Miss Tan Yee Leng, told The New Pa­per in an e-mail that the fight took place on Mon­day and the man is an in­tern from an ex­ter­nal agency who did tell the stu­dents to stop fight­ing. He did not in­ter­vene fur­ther be­cause he lacked the train­ing and author­ity to man­age the sit­u­a­tion.

An­other stu­dent later en­tered the class­room and broke up the fight by separat­ing the stu­dents.

Miss Tan said the three boys had been coun­selled and dis­ci­plined, and their par­ents were work­ing with the school to help them learn from the in­ci­dent.

“We take all in­ci­dents of fight­ing se­ri­ously and we are con­fi­dent that our teach­ers will be able to man­age and cor­rect in­ap­pro­pri­ate be­hav­iour,” she added.

wongxym@sph.com.sg

PHOTO: FACE­BOOK/ISEEISNAP

A video of the in­ci­dent at St Hilda’s Se­condary School has been shared on Face­book more than 10,000 times af­ter it was posted yes­ter­day.

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