Forgive and forget. Afterall, he's just a kid acting on impulse.
Send him for counselling and then for 40hrs of community service.
Give him school caning and dismiss him from HC - At least he doesn't get a criminal record.
Treat him as an adult and press criminal charges. Let the Courts decide what to do with him.
None of the above - cos it won't make a difference to his attitude.
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2. Public apology
Further action may even be required if he has a history of violent conduct. It's a real shame that his father has to bear the consequences of his son's misdeeds. If that's the truth, then perhaps our education has indeed failed in this case.
Schools need to change the disciplinary system back to the past when it was harsher.
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So the deposit inside is you put it for fun, since the card belongs to the issuing company.
I think even if take back also need to give explanation right. Sure, maybe somewhere in the fine print the company reserves the right to change terms and conditions and all the jazz, yet you see companies getting sued for changing terms and conditions unethically. Shrug.
Your scenario of the driver having a right to just take the card and keep it is like saying that police have a right to arrest a citizen and detain him indefinitely for investigation, without bringing out any charges. As far as I know, there is such a rule, but only for certain circumstances, and for a limited time only.
ezlink cards are issued by Ezlink Pte ltd, a subsidiary of lta. on the reverse of each card, attention is drawn to 'use governed by regualtions and published conditions. this card shall be retained if it has been tampered with, MISUSED, replaced or refunded.' i believe that bus captains, amongst others, are authorised with power to retain cards.
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Im wondering if it is a criminal offence to not give the card up. If there isn't then there is nothing that the bus company or whoever can do. Ez link or SBS can authorise whoever they want to keep the card. At the end of the day, if the customer refuses, there is nothing that bus driver can do to compel it at the point in time. The only thing they can do is to lodge a police report for cheating/fraud etc.
Hence yes, the bus driver has been given the power to retain cards, but power given by who? If it is not by the government or a criminal offence, it makes no difference that SBS/Ezlink gives the power. The power is useless.
He should be expelled and left to face any charges if the driver wants to press. Its shameful for the school and all those who have graduated from it...
"The alarm was activated because the student's concession card had either been reported lost or stolen. So Mr Wong said he had to follow the standard procedure of retaining the card.
When he told her she had to surrender the card, she initially refused. She handed over only after he insisted and explained that the card had a problem and had to be retained. Said Mr Wong in Mandarin: 'All this while, the male student kept arguing that the ez-link card belonged to the girl. I kept repeating my explanation, but he refused to listen.' "