The management of Colegio San Agustin-Makati (CSA-Makati) has launched an investigation into the alleged fight between two students inside the toilet.
In Oscar Oida’s report on “24 Oras”, it was said that the video of two students fighting is now circulating on social media.
It can also be seen in the video that a student seems to have lost consciousness, but he is still being kicked.
This is where another student broke the fight.
In a post on Twitter, it was said that they were Grade 9 students of Colegio San Agustin-Makati.
According to the legal counsel and spokesperson of CSA-Makati, Atty Joseph Noel Estrada, the fight happened this Monday morning in a school toilet.
“Nu’ng pumunta ‘yung mga guards, nakita nila ang dalawang estudyante na may mga injuries, they were brought to the school clinic. And soon after they discovered na hindi accident but it involved a fighting incident,” said Estrada.
Estrada said the two students were given proper medical attention.
He said that the incident is being carefully investigated because those involved are minors.
Students caught on video fighting in Colegio San Agustin-Makati
“This is a discipline issue that involves violence and it is very serious and the school should stand up to it because the school does not condone violence and violent behavior,” Estrada said.
Meanwhile, Estrada also mentioned that ten students are being investigated concerning the incident.
He said they are not allowed to enter first to avoid further trouble and to pave the way for the investigation.
“We will address this incident with proper interventions upholding fairness and justice to everyone involved,” insisted the Rector of Colegio San Agustin-Makati, Fr. Dante Bendoy.
Meanwhile, the Department of Education said that they are concerned about such an incident.
According to DepEd spokesperson Atty. Michael Poa, the agency is in contact with the school, but they said they would leave the investigation to CSA-Makati.
Since such incidents are serious and should not be shrugged off, Poa also said they should be reported immediately to the appropriate authorities.
“Kapag meron pong ganito, ang ating parents po ay pwedeng mag-report of course sa school head at school officials. Kung medyo sensitive at ilang silang mag-report sa school head, pwede naman po silang mag-report sa ating schools division office,” he said.