Phuket parents join “fight club’

PHUKET: Two parents tired of having their boy picked on by a gang of students at school took matters into their own hands today by turning up at the school and “slapping” the five bullies.

They have since been charged with assault.

Sgt Paritat Duangkamol of the Thalang Police was called to Muang Thalang School at 8:10am. Outside the principal’s office he met Bunphot Pangsrilakon, 45 and his wife Yupa, 46.

“They said five boys often teased their son to the point their son did not want to go to school anymore.

“Their son reported the problem to teachers several times, but they did not take the issue seriously, so the boys kept harassing him,” Sgt Paritat explained.

The final straw for Mr Bunphot and Mrs Yupa came on Sunday when their son went to the school to take an examination. When he returned to his parked motorbike, he found scratches all over it and the mirrors broken.

Presuming the same five boys were responsible for the damage, Mr Bunphot and Mrs Yupa arrived at the school this morning and asked their son to point out the gang to them.

After morning assembly was over, the couple approached the gang of five – all about 15 years old.

“As they saw the boys, they started to get angry and ended up slapping the boys’ faces in front of other students,” Sgt Paritat explained.

“Mr and Mrs Pangsrilakon have now been charged with assault,” he added.

— Thawit Bilabdullar

Phuket News

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