King’s Primary School has been criticised after its Twitter account received a “sustaining” amount of social media abuse.
Key points:The school said it received a surge in calls, tweets and comments after a video surfaced showing a young girl being “pummelled” by a group of young boysThe school says it took action against the abuse after an investigationThe King’s school said in a statement that it was “deeply concerned” about the situation and was in contact with local authorities to “support the community”.
“In the past few weeks, we have received an overwhelming response from our community, particularly those who are concerned about the impact the abuse may have on their school and the King’s community,” the school said.
“We have been in contact to offer support to the community, as well as to ensure the safety of our students and school staff.”
The King is a high-quality, diverse school that welcomes all students and all people, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
“King’s Primary has been praised for its commitment to diversity.
The school has said that it had taken “appropriate and proportionate” action against abuse and that the school would provide “whatever support we can to those affected”.
It said that, “in the past couple of weeks, a number of individuals have posted offensive and discriminatory comments online and in person, and we have spoken to a number who are being encouraged to engage in further inappropriate behaviour.”
The school was also criticised for allowing a number to share “offensive and discriminatory” comments.”
Some have chosen to take advantage of this opportunity to promote their own personal views, and it is regrettable that such individuals would be able to do so while our students, staff and families are being targeted,” it said.
The King said that the matter was being taken seriously, and that “we are working closely with the relevant authorities”.”
We are committed to working with local, state and federal authorities to ensure our students are safe in their school environments, and to support them and those affected in their endeavours to create a safe and supportive environment for all our students,” the statement said.
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