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Student in classroom confrontation video apologises to teacher

A student at the centre of a viral video of a classroom confrontation has apologised to his teacher.

SINGAPORE: A student at the centre of a viral video of a classroom confrontation has apologised to his teacher.

In a statement to the media, Spectra Secondary School Principal Krishnan Aravindan said the student has been counselled, has reflected on his actions, and is remorseful.

Mr Krishnan said the school takes a serious view with regard to student discipline, and has high expectations of students' behaviour.

He said the school is using the incident as a "teachable moment" for students.

Separately, the Education Ministry said the video captured a brief moment of a teacher managing the classroom situation by helping a student calm down.

It added that the student who took and uploaded the video has taken it down, and also regrets his action.

The ministry said parents of both students have cooperated with the school.

The video showed a student shouting at his teacher after being startled by the teacher who had scolded him.

The student then had a go at the teacher, saying, "You should not shout, I'm not deaf", before demanding an apology from the teacher.

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