Mock rape: School acts against bullies

2012-02-21 18:42
Cape Town - St David's Marist Inanda school has taken disciplinary action against senior pupils involved in forcing Grade 8 students to mock rape bus chairs, Eyewitness News reported on Tuesday.

The school confirmed the investigation into three incidents had been completed.

Headmaster Malcolm Williams and chief executive of the school, Mike Greeff, said in a statement when these incidents were made public, that the school board, management and the staff condemned conduct that intimidated, humiliated or frightened anyone.

"We are shocked and disappointed that any of our boys would be involved in behaviour which may cause distress or humiliation," they said.

Such behaviour was a violation of the school's code of conduct and anti-bullying policy.

"Our primary concern at this time is for the Grade 8s who have been affected."

The school had a counselling programme for boys and their families and would be working with those involved.

"We express our sincerest apologies to the boys and their families for the violation of trust that has occurred and we commit to doing all that is necessary to heal these wounds."

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