St Hilda's Secondary boys filmed fighting in classroom
St Hilda’s Secondary School has told The New Paper that the boys involved in the fight have been counselled and disciplined.
Vice Principal Ms Tan Yee Leng told TNP in an e-mail that the incident had happened on Monday (Sept 11).
The adult seen in the video was an intern from an external agency. The school did not elaborate on what his duties were.
The intern had told the students to stop fighting, but did not intervene as he lacked the training and authority to manage the situation.
Vice Principal Tan also told TNP that the students’ parents are working with the school to help the boys 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 said.
A video has been released online of a group of boys from St Hilda's Secondary School (SHSS) apparently fighting in their classroom.
While it is unclear when the incident occurred, the clip began to go viral on various Facebook pages on Thursday morning (Sept 14). It has also been shared via Whatsapp
In the video clip, other students are present. "St Hilda's Secondary" can be clearly seen on the shirts of the students.
Two boys are seen walking up to a student, shoving him then throwing his belongings to the ground.
They exchange blows and hurl vulgarities at each other.
At one point, the larger of the two boys punches the smaller boy in the side of the head.
The student is seen being held in a chokehold before retaliating by throwing punches and kicking at the pair.
During the altercation, an adult is seen standing in the doorway observing the fight without intervening.
It is not known if he is a member of the school staff.
Students in the classroom did not step in to stop the altercation.
The fight was eventually broken up by another student who entered the classroom to separate the students.
The New Paper has contacted the Ministry of Education and the school at Tampines Street 82 for comment.