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Sydney private school students suspended after posting offensive messages

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Published: 2 September 2022

Last updated: 5 March 2024

Students at Knox Grammar have been suspended or left the school after posting misogynistic, racist and antisemitic commentary in a private chat group.

In a letter to parents on Wednesday, principal Scott James said the school had acted following “an incident” involving several boys from the senior school.

“The nature of these posts is contrary to the values and culture of Knox and is unacceptable. The action of the boys do not reflect a Knox education or the expectations that we place on our students to be respectful and responsible citizens in the community,” James said.

An article published in the Daily Telegraph claims messages posted included misogynistic, racist and antisemitic commentary. It says students from the school set up a chat group on messaging app Discord and videos were shared of young men who appear to be being raped.

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies CEO Darren Bark said he was “horrified” by reports high school students in Sydney are expressing anti-Semitic sentiments online.

“To glorify and praise an abhorrent figure responsible for the genocide of millions of innocent people is both grossly offensive and unacceptable,” Bark said.

FULL STORY Knox Grammar students suspended after posting offensive messages in chat group (SMH)

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