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‘Money can’t buy class’ — Netizens condemn Bentley driver who tried to run down school security officer

“This is unacceptable behaviour. This is not the way we should behave towards our security and school personnel who are performing their duties to keep our schools and our children safe.” — Chan Chun Sing, Education Minister

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Singapore — The police have arrested the driver of a Bentley who used his car to push against a security officer at Red Swastika School at Bedok North Avenue 3. The driver has been charged with a rash act causing hurt.

A video of the officer, 62, trying to stop the car from entering the school for not having a valid car label, circulated on social media on Tuesday (Jan 11).

After 15 minutes of the driver insisting he be allowed to enter school grounds, a teacher allowed him to come in since he was causing a traffic jam.

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In spite of the officer standing in front of the car, the driver of the Bentley continued to inch forward, causing the officer to sustain minor injuries.

Commenters online have been swift to condemn the driver of the Bentley.

The police received an alert to the incident at around 11:40 am on Jan 11, and the 61-year-old driver has been arrested.

In response to the driver’s actions, Education Minister Chan Chun Sing said the incident is under investigation. 

“This is unacceptable behaviour. This is not the way we should behave towards our security and school personnel who are performing their duties to keep our schools and our children safe,” he wrote in a Facebook post. 

The Union of Security Employees (USE) also condemned the driver’s behaviour, calling it out as an “act of aggression against our officers.”

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Netizens commenting on the incident also expressed outrage.

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