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Mother slaps boy who knocked into her son at school

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A pupil accidently knocked into his classmate on Tuesday (July 21).

It should have been a small incident quickly sorted out between kids. But it turned into something bigger when a parent decided to take matters into her own hands.

The incident is believed to have happened at a primary school in the Bishan area.

The friend of the pupil's mother, Madam Huang, described to Lianhe Wanbao the series of events she says took place after the initial knock.

According to her, the mother of the classmate found out about the incident while dropping her son off at school the next day.

The angry parent then slapped a boy – whom she thought was responsible – in front of his classmates, said Madam Huang.

When she found out she had hit the wrong boy, she continued to look for the real "perpetrator", and slapped that boy as well.

Madam Huang​ claimed the woman told the boy: "This is how it feels like to be slapped."

Shocked, upset

The two boys who were slapped were shocked and upset, said Madam Huang.

Lianhe Wanbao understands that the school arranged for the parents of all three boys to meet on Friday (July 24) and that the woman apologised for her actions.

But the parents of the two boys who were slapped made a police report later that day as they felt the apology was insincere and that the woman's story did not match-up with other details of the incident.

Police confirmed that a police report had been made.

Source: Lianhe Wanbao