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Hong Kong teacher, 47, and student, 18, arrested for fist fight on campus

Pupil, who reportedly struck first, suffered injuries to face and forehead while teacher was unhurt

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 09 November, 2017, 9:55am
UPDATED : Thursday, 09 November, 2017, 10:25am

A Hong Kong secondary school teacher and his pupil were arrested after reportedly punching each other in a fight on campus.

The male student, 18, was accused of punching his 47-year-old teacher while they were having a discussion at Ju Ching Chu Secondary School (Tuen Mun) on Yeung Tsing Road at about 11.20am on Wednesday.

The teacher struck back with his fists.

The pupil sustained injuries to his face and forehead, while the teacher was apparently uninjured.

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The school contacted the authorities. The teacher was arrested for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, while the pupil was arrested for common assault.

They were taken to Tuen Mun Hospital for treatment.

A Tuen Mun district investigation team is handling the case.

The Education Bureau said it had been notified by the school, which had also alerted the pupil’s parents, and would provide support and assistance as needed.

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The school was founded by late Shanghai-born tycoon Deacon Chiu Te-ken in 1977 and was named after his deceased first wife Ju Ching-chu.

Chiu founded three others schools carrying his wife’s name in Yuen Long, Kwai Chung and Shanghai.

The tycoon, also the founder of the former Far East Bank, became famous when he bought Rediffusion Television and renamed it Asia Television in 1982.

He died in 2015 at the age of 90.

In January, two Form One girls at the Tuen Mun school, aged 12 and 14, went missing on the mainland, prompting a cross-border search. They were later found in Xiamen, Fujian province, and returned home unharmed. A mainlander whom the pair met online was arrested by mainland police for alleged human-trafficking.