Hong Kong schoolgirl bullied and beaten with fire bucket lid, two suspects arrested

Published: 
  • The attack was caught on video and shows assaulted teen was wearing a jacket with the initials of Tack Ching Girls’ Secondary School
  • Two suspects from the school, both aged 12, were arrested on Sunday
South China Morning Post |
Published: 
Comment

Latest Articles

Hong Kong children ‘rejected by some popular British schools’ as enrolments hit record high

Siu Mai, teen contestant on ViuTV show, discusses her King Maker journey

Hot Topics: Why are green groups wary of MTR’s Northern Link line?

A Hong Kong secondary school has condemned a bullying incident caught on camera, showing a student beaten with sand-based fire extinguisher covering.

A schoolgirl was beaten with the lid of a fire bucket and ordered to eat the sand in the bucket in a video which shows her being bullied by at least two other girls. She was wearing a jacket with the initials of Tack Ching Girls’ Secondary School (TCGSS), a school that is located in Sham Shui Po.

Two suspects from the same school, both aged 12, were arrested on Sunday on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. They were released on bail and will report to police again next month.

A police spokesman said further arrests were possible and a district investigation team was on the case.

The school vowed on Saturday to deal with the matter seriously and said it regretted the incident between students earlier this week.

In video circulated online, a young, short-haired girl wearing a jacket with the initials TCGSS was left cowering in a stairwell in the attack involving at least two culprits.

The girl was repeatedly hit on the head and arms with the lid, and she was ordered in Cantonese to eat the sand in the bucket, the video showed.

Image of Tack Ching Girls' Secondary School (TCGSS). HANDOUT PHOTO

A police spokesman confirmed the force received a report from the father of a 13-year-old girl who was injured during an incident at a staircase of Hoi Lai Shopping Centre in Cheung Sha Wan.

A preliminary investigation found the girl was suspected to have been attacked with hard objects, and the case was listed as assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The victim sustained injuries to the head and arms and was sent to Caritas Medical Centre in Sham Shui Po for treatment.

“The school deeply regrets the video circulating online a few days ago about the school’s student being bullied,” TCGSS said. “We are investigating the matter with the related person and will deal with it seriously.”

Comment