A two-minute video of a male parent fighting with a female student, believed to be from a school in east Tobago has been widely shared on social media.

The video shows the man’s daughter, who is also attending the Tobago school, scuffling with the student on a sidewalk. They were surrounded by other students. The man then appeared in the video, slapping the other student several times about her body.

A fight quickly erupted among the students and the man, causing several passers-by and drivers to intervene. They subsequently stopped the fight.

Speaking with News Power Now on Thursday, Education Minister Anthony Garcia said it is unacceptable for any parent to abuse a student regardless of the situation.