Schools reopened on Monday, April 19, for the entire student population and, already, a video has captured an act of bullying in a primary school.
Making the social-media rounds is a video – of two minutes and 30 seconds’ duration – that shows a male and female student up in each other’s faces and engaged in pushing.
The male student becomes more aggressive as the altercation continues, shouting in his classmate’s face and throwing several punches to her torso.
All this takes place in a classroom while other students sit watching, and at least four boys are seen running around and jumping up and down in apparent celebration of the incident.
At one point, after being shoved in the chest, the girl rests against the white board and ppears to be crying. Yet, no other student checks to see if she is okay – until, finally, a small boy intervenes and separates the two.
REAL News learned that the incident took place in a Grade Six class at the Golden Grove Primary School. It is unclear at what time of the day it occurred, but there was no teacher present at the time of the fracas. However, online reports suggest that it was during the lunch break.
Except for the male aggressor, whose mask is under his chin, none of the students in the video is wearing a mask. However, there is shouting and yelling all through the incident – a fact that some viewers have described as extremely disturbing.
Others say this is a usual occurrence in schools these days.
While this is the first known footage involving primary-school students inside a classroom, there are several other widely circulated videos of older school-children fighting in class and on the streets.