Coronavirus Australia: Sydney’s Kings School dobs in a teacher who attended anti-lockdown protest

One of Sydney’s most exclusive private schools dobs in a TEACHER for the police after he bragged about attending anti-lockdown protests on social media

  • Teacher of The King’s School reportedly attended Saturday’s anti-lockdown meeting
  • The school has since suspended the teacher and reported it to the NSW Police Department
  • Teacher bragged about presence in a social media post seen by students

A teacher at one of Australia’s most prestigious private schools has been suspended after reportedly bragging about his attendance at an anti-lockdown social media protest.

King’s School in North Parramatta in western Sydney has also reported the teacher to NSW Police, who have set up a strike force to track down anyone involved in Saturday’s illegal event.

Police have vowed to issue public breach notices to each of the 3,500 protesters who stormed Sydney’s CBD, demanding an end to the lockdown.

The school confirmed its prompt response in a letter to parents, Sydney Morning Herald reported.

A teacher at The King’s School’s has been suspended from reporting to police after allegedly bragging about his presence at Saturday’s anti-lockdown protest in Sydney

“While I appreciate that people are free to have their own views and beliefs, this is not true of their behavior and behavior,” wrote school principal Tony George.

“It is the hallmark of civil society that we must be able to engage in healthy debate and respect each other’s views, but this must be done in a safe, lawful and respectful manner at all times.

‘As a result, the school has reported it to the police and the staff member has been suspended.’

Obviously, students have also seen the teacher’s social media post about the “freedom protest” he described as “overwhelming” [sic] positive, peaceful and inspiring.’

The message has since been deleted.

The King's School teacher reportedly bragged on social media about his presence at the protest in Sydney's CBD.  Depicted are those present at the protest

The King’s School teacher reportedly bragged on social media about his presence at the protest in Sydney’s CBD. Depicted are those present at the protest

“As usual, the media has targeted a handful of unrepresentative larvae to create a story,” the teacher reportedly wrote.

“This is me standing up for what I believe in, instead of being a keyboard warrior, a pacifist, or worse, a coward in my own mind. I live with me in the mirror.

‘I don’t believe in living in fear. I don’t believe the propaganda. I don’t believe in unjust house arrest… I stand for all students. I stand for all those families who are stranded, isolated and suffering…. I stand for freedom. I love you.’

Daily Mail Australia has contacted The King’s School for comment.

NSW police have vowed to track down and fine every protester who attended Saturday's illegal event.  The photo shows a protester being arrested by the police on Saturday

NSW police have vowed to track down and fine every protester who attended Saturday’s illegal event. The photo shows a protester being arrested by the police on Saturday

Founded in 1831, The King’s School is Australia’s oldest independent school and the country’s largest boarding school.

The cost starts from $22,983 per year for preschool and goes up to $38,284 for a year 12 student.

St Ives High School on Sydney’s northern beaches has also taken action after it was revealed that a staff member was also attending the protest.

“The matter has been reported to the appropriate departments within the Department of Education and to Crime Stoppers for investigation and action,” Director Mark Watson wrote in an email to parents.

Costs at The King's School in Sydney start from $22,983 per year (student stock image)

Costs at The King’s School in Sydney start from $22,983 per year (student stock image)

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