SINGAPORE - The mother of one of the victims in a case of alleged bullying at Shuqun Secondary School has made a police report, The Straits Times understands.
A clip of the incident, which happened last Friday (Sept 18), shows a male student from the school hitting two others on their heads repeatedly. Both victims kept their heads bowed and did not retaliate.
Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, responding to questions about the incident on the sidelines of the Ministry of Education's work plan seminar, said on Tuesday that the ministry will be looking into the case.
The school said on Monday (Sept 21) that it is counselling the students involved . It also revealed that an adjunct teacher was in the classroom when the incident happened. Adjunct teachers are former and retired teachers who work on flexible terms.
The school said it has since spoken to the teacher. The actual subject teacher was on childcare leave.
The school said then in an e-mail reply: "What might first begin as playfulness could potentially end up hurting others. The student involved has been counselled and he deeply regrets his actions."