Chong Gene Hang College, a secondary school in Chai Wan, has confirmed that the 14-year-old boy injured by a live police round in Yuen Long last Friday is a current student at the school.
On Tuesday morning, the school made an internal announcement to students and issued a notice to parents. The notice confirmed that a junior secondary student had been shot by a police live round on the night of October 4 in Yuen Long, which injured his left thigh.
The student was sent to Tuen Mun Hospital to undergo surgery. Once he was in stable condition, the Form Three student was arrested for rioting and assaulting police.
The school has stated that he would not be expelled.
“The student has not been tried yet. Even if he is found guilty, the school will not expel him. After all, he is just 14, we have a responsibility to lead him to the right path,” vice-principal Wong Sai-yiu told Young Post in a telephone interview.
Wong explained that since the injured student's parents wanted to keep a low profile, the school did not make an announcement before Tuesday. But the principal Lee Siu-wah visited the family in the hospital on Saturday and had offered to help them.
The school has also arranged social workers and educational psychologists to meet other students who may be emotionally distressed by their schoolmate’s injury. However, Wong said based on his personal observations today, it seemed most students were quite calm.