Rosaryhill School, Hong Kong Island. Photo: Google Maps

A 16-year-old boy was sent to hospital after allegedly being attacked on his face with a pen by a fellow student on Thursday at a school on Hong Kong Island. The injured boy, a Secondary 3 student at Rosaryhill School on Stubbs Road in Happy Valley, was allegedly attacked by a 17-year-old boy, Apple Daily reported.

At 12:30pm, the two boys encountered each other in a changing room during the lunch break and began a quarrel, which escalated into a physical fight.

The 16-year-old suffered an injury to the left side of his face when the other boy allegedly attacked him with a ballpoint pen. The victim was bleeding from three cuts each more than 7 centimeters long. The school called the police.

Paramedics sent the victim to Ruttonjee Hospital in Wan Chai. The attacker was also sent to the hospital as he said he had a facial pain.

It was understood that the two students had a dispute over eye contact at a bus stop outside the school on Tuesday. They used to be in the same class but did not get along well, Sing Tao Daily reported, adding that the student accused in the attack had committed similar acts in the past.

Police tentatively classified the case as common assault.

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