Shocking footage shows a student throwing a TABLE at another boy in a $40,000-a-year private school classroom
- Shore School in Sydney investigates after classroom brawl
- Images show how a student throws a table at another
Wild footage shows a boy at one of Australia’s most prestigious schools attacking one of his classmates with a table as shocked students watch.
The fight took place this week at Sydney Church of England Grammar School, also known as Shore School, and the disturbing footage has emerged online.
Video shows a boy dressed in a school uniform, tie and bucket hat picking up the large wood and metal desk and then throwing it into the head of a boy, who is sitting in a plastic chair.
A group of their classmates surround the couple, though it seems none of the boys attending the $39,960-a-year school intervene to separate them.
After the boy in the chair is hit in the head by the edge of the desk, the assailant tries to tackle him while he is still seated, which leads to a struggle.
The footage shows a student picking up a table and swinging it at another boy
The private school charges up to $39,960 per year in school fees for Year 12 students
Principal John Collier said the school took the matter very seriously and has launched its own investigation and called the police.
“We need to send a clear message to our boys about fighting and about filming people without their consent,” said Mr. Collier The Sydney Morning Herald.
“Appropriate disciplinary action has been taken and further action will be taken upon completion of the investigation.”
Mr. Collier has been in service for less than 12 months, having taken over from former principal Tim Petterson, who was dismissed after an internal evaluation found that new leaders were needed to improve the school culture.
The school, which is attended by about 1,600 students in years 7 to 12, has said it has spoken to both boys’ families.
“Shore condemns any form of violence and is committed to the safety and well-being of all students in our care,” said a spokesperson.
There has been a spate of attacks on NSW schools between 2016 and 2022, rising from 1,194 reported cases to nearly 2,000 last year, according to government data.
In 2022, the former NSW coalition government announced that it had appointed Professor Emeritus Donna Cross as the first NSW Chief Behavioral Adviser.
She is tasked with establishing best practices regarding student behavior and inclusion in NSW schools.
After the boy in the chair is hit in the head by the edge of the desk, the attacker tries to tackle him while still seated, causing a struggle (a still from the footage is shown)