Pupil who played music in class convicted

A court in Mechelen has convicted a 19-year-old pupil because he baited his teacher.

During lessons the pupil repeatedly played loud music using his computer. The teacher did not punish the pupil, but lodged a complaint with the legal authorities.

The judge has now imposed a 110 euro fine and the pupil will also have to pay his teacher one symbolic euro in compensation. The judge said that the pupil should learn the appropriate limits to his behaviour.