Brawl erupts over thrown eraser in Kempas, lands several students in hospital

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  • Thursday, 25 May 2023

JOHOR BARU: An eraser was the main cause of a fight involving a group of Form Three students of a secondary school in Kempas here, which landed some of them in a public hospital to seek treatment.

Johor Baru North OCPD Asst Comm Balveer Singh said police received a report pertaining to the fight involving a group of students at around 3.43pm on Wednesday (May 24).

"Police investigations on the fight found that one of the students was unhappy after an eraser was thrown at him by one of his classmates some two days prior.

"This misunderstanding between them resulted in the fight, which happened in front of their school where some of the students have injuries," he said in a statement here on Thursday (May 25).

ACP Balveer added the students received injuries to their head as well as bruises on their hands and legs and they had been sent to Sultanah Aminah Hospital for medical treatment.

"Following the incident, police arrested some of the students involved in the fight," he said, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 148 of the Penal Code.

ACP Balveer urged the public not to sensationalise the incident, which was still under police investigation.

"The public should be rational in solving any problems they are facing. Do not do any reckless act that can cause legal action being taken," he said.

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