POLICE arrested a group of Form Three students on suspicion of being involved in a scuffle in front of their school in Kempas, Johor Baru, yesterday afternoon.
Johor Baru Utara district police chief Balveer Singh said the tussle took place at 3.45pm and resulted in several students seeking medical treatment at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital after sustaining head injuries and bruises to their legs and hands.
“Police investigations revealed that two days before the brawl one of the students threw an eraser at a classmate, thus causing dissatisfaction.
“Following this, police made several arrests on students believed to have been involved in the brawl,” he said in a statement today.
He said the case is being investigated under section 148 of the penal code.
In relation to this incident, Balveer advised the public not to sensationalise this issue as it could have implications affecting harmony as investigations were still underway.
“The police advise the public to act rationally in solving any issues faced and not to act recklessly,” he also said.
Yesterday, a video went viral showing several photographs of school students with facial injuries and a message on WhatsApp that claimed that there was a fight involving a group of school students in Kempas. – Bernama, May 25, 2023.