Not a jail sentence but harsh punishment for sure..
A secondary school in Tsuen Wan confirmed late on Monday that it had suspended 14 pupils for three days, saying that they disrespected the national anthem and emblem by failing to turn up for a flag-raising ceremony.
St Francis Xavier's School said that besides failing to attend the assembly on Wednesday, the pupils had "committed disrespectful acts", without providing further details.
Media reports said some of the pupils were having breakfast in the covered playground when the national anthem began to play.
Speaking on Commercial Radio on Tuesday, Education sector lawmaker Chu Kwok-keung said class suspension was a "quite serious" penalty.