Westwood Secondary students counselled, disciplined after video of fight in classroom goes viral

An online video showed two Westwood Secondary students throwing chairs at another student, before one of them walks up to him and starts punching and kicking him.
An online video showed two Westwood Secondary students throwing chairs at another student, before one of them walks up to him and starts punching and kicking him.PHOTOS: SCREENGRABS FROM FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - A group of students from Westwood Secondary School were filmed punching, kicking and throwing chairs at a classmate in a video that has since gone viral.

In response to queries from The Straits Times, Westwood Secondary School principal Abdul Harris Sumardi said on Sunday (Feb 18) that he was aware of the incident that happened on Feb 9.

The six Secondary 3 students, including the victim, have been counselled, he said, adding that the school has also taken "appropriate disciplinary measures".

He added: "We are also working with their parents to help the students learn from the incident."

In a video posted on Facebook page Fabrications About Singapore last Thursday (Feb 15), a student can be heard egging his friends on to "teach" one of their classmates a lesson.

Two students were filmed throwing chairs at a boy who was seated at his table in a classroom and using his mobile phone.

The boy reacts in shock when the chair hits his head.

 

A student then slaps the boy, before throwing a series of punches and kicks at him.

Soon after, the student overturns the boy's chair, shoves him to the floor and continues to rain punches on him.

As of Sunday, the video has received more than 3,580 shares and 700 comments.

Many netizens expressed their shock and anger at the students' behaviour, while some took pity on the victim.

ST has contacted the Ministry of Education for comments.