On Thursday (7 April), a video of seven students from a secondary school in Sepang, Selangor involved in a huge brawl after a Form 4 student allegedly taunted one of his juniors went viral on social media.
According to Sepang district police chief ACP Wan Kamarul Azran Wan Yusof, the school principal had alerted the Voluntary Patrol Unit (PPS) officers regarding the incident at 11:05 am.
He said the 2 PPS officers responded to the call and went to the school before stern warnings and advice to the students involved in the fight.
He added that the investigation by the PPS officers and the teachers at the school found that a Form 4 student taunted a Form 3 student during recess before the junior retaliated by getting violent.
Fortunately, no students were injured in the brawl and all seven students involved in the fight admitted their mistakes.
“All the students involved in the fight apologised to one another and vowed not to repeat the matter,” he said, adding that no police reports were lodged against the students.
However, the students will be dealt with disciplinary actions by the school.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education (MOE) is waiting for a detailed report on a fight between the two groups of students.
According to Bernama, Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon said this was to enable the ministry to investigate the matter before taking any appropriate action.
“We have not received a detailed report on the incident and further investigation is required to obtain complete information on it before action is taken,” he said.
Dr Mah also hoped that harmony and mutual respect could be promoted more actively in schools to build good character towards preventing bullying and fights among students.