Police raid Tuen Mun primary school, seize records

Police on Thursday raided a Tuen Mun primary school at the centre of fraud allegations involving non-existent students. A government-appointed manager of Hing Tak School, Stephen Lui, said police had seized three boxes of documents, including student offer acceptance records. Papers forwarded by the Education Bureau and the sick leave records of students were also reported to have been taken away. No arrests were made. The school has been accused of inflating its enrolment numbers with so-called “phantom pupils” to avoid staff cut backs and possible closure. The school’s principal, Chan Cheung-ping, claimed earlier this week that the missing pupils were mainland children who went on leave and never returned.