The teenager who served a bottle of milk on a boat ride for his birthday has been suspended from his prestigious $30,000-a-year school.
The 16-year-old was suspended from the elite Melbourne Grammar School after video of the cruel prank began circulating on social media last month.
A group of girls had their day “ruined” after they and a large expanse were covered in milk while approaching the Yarra River in a GoBoat on January 27.
One of the passengers, Veronica Burgess, said in a TikTok video posted on Jan. 27 that the boat had been booked for a friend’s birthday.
‘Imagine if someone on the boat was allergic to milk. “This is beyond dangerous,” Burgess wrote online. “I would love to find the boy who ruined our day.”
The teenager responsible received a “combination of suspension and other punitive measures, reparation, apology and counseling” Herald of the sun reports.
The 16-year-old was suspended from Melbourne Grammar School after video of the cruel prank began circulating on social media last month (pictured).
He also received a caution for unlawful assault following an investigation by Victoria Police, who said the “matter was now complete”.
Melbourne Grammar School principal Philip Grutzner said the school had conducted its own investigation which resulted in the student’s suspension.
He said the school had taken action even though the incident occurred off campus.
“We remain of the firm view that this behavior was completely unacceptable and we have treated the matter with the utmost seriousness,” he said.
‘Although the incident occurred outside of the school setting, we have worked with that student and his parents.
“We strive to instill in our students the importance of respect and caring for others every day in which students act responsibly and are accountable for their actions.”
Before his suspension, the teenager took to social media to blast critics who had gone “too far” and that he now faced expulsion.
‘Please stop contacting my school, my school has caught me and I face expulsion. “I can’t believe you would do this to (a) minor,” she wrote.
‘Why did you do this? You ruined my life for one ruined day, you raised the anti, I’m just a kid and you ruined my life. Too far,” she wrote.
A group of girls had their day ‘ruined’ after they and a large expanse were covered in milk while approaching the Yarra River in a GoBoat on January 27.
In Burgess’ video, which has been viewed more than 30 million times, the teenager is heard asking the girls on the boat if they “want some milk.”
Even though one of the women shouted “no,” the boy pours the milk over the group.
Burgess said GoBoat helped passengers clean up after the incident before the group of women could continue with their day.
‘GoBoat (sic) was very good and helpful with the situation. “They helped us clean up so we could get home,” Burgess wrote on TikTok.
The video was quickly flooded with dozens of sympathetic comments.
“Honestly I would be furious,” one person wrote.
‘I would be very angry. “I’m so sorry this happened,” said a second.