En jødisk gutt ble tvunget til å kysse skoene til en muslimsk medelev, mens andre sto rundt og filmet, for så å legge det ut på sosiale medier, skriver Newsweek.
A Jewish boy was coerced into kneeling in front of a Muslim boy and kissing his shoes, with peers threatening to swarm the 12-year-old if he failed to comply. The bullying was filmed and photographed, and then shared on social media.
Hendelsen fant sted på Cheltenham Secondary College.
Foreldrene til gutten fikk et nytt sjokk da skoleledelsen nektet å ha noe med saken å gjøre. De sa at det ikke var deres bord.
However, staff at Cheltenham Secondary College have failed to take disciplinary measures against the initiators of the bullying, his mother said.
When approached, the school apparently denied responsibility, saying the incident took place in a park outside the faculty’s grounds—although one of the students involved as an onlooker has since received a suspension for five days.
Denne straffen gjaldt nok et angrep på samme jødiske gutt. Han ble skadet i ryggen og slått i skulderen.
Foreldrene har nå tatt gutten ut av skolen.
Tilfellet er ikke unikt. Antisemittismen vokser, og jødiske foreldre må ta sine barn ut av offentlige skoler.
It is an example of the «rapidly spreading» incidence of anti-Semitic bullying in Australian schools, the Anti-Defamation Commission told local newspaper, The Age.
Dvir Abramovich, chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission, told the paper this incident is an indicative of a wider trend sweeping the city.
«There is mounting evidence that families are forced to take their children out of public schools and to enrol them in Jewish-day schools due to a growing sense of insecurity and fear that their kids will be harmed simply because of who they are,» Abramovich explained.
En femåring opplevde å bli kalt jødisk kakerlakk og skitten jøde av klassekameratene. Moren sa dette var akkurat det samme hennes onkel har fortalt skjedde med ham da han var skolegutt, før Holocaust.
«I grew up with Holocaust survivors, I used to go to synagogue with my uncle who was a Holocaust survivor and those were the words, literally, he was taunted with when he was five,» she told The Age.