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Top school investigates mock rape claims

By Sapa | Feb 07, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 4 ]

A Johannesburg Catholic school is probing claims that senior boys made new juniors mock-rape a chair and a bus seat on a school outing

Education spokesman Charles Phahlane said education MEC Barbara Creecy phoned the St David’s Marist Inanda school on Saturday about the allegation.

“If this is true, it is very serious because it violates the SA Schools Act and the Sexual Offences Act,” Phahlane said.

Headmaster Malcolm Williams and chief executive of the school, Mike Greeff, said in a statement 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 Eights 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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haai i am not sure i understand this story.

Feb 07, 2012 10:53 | 0 replies

What is this story about?

Feb 07, 2012 12:3 | 0 replies

Junior boys were forced to perform a mock rape on a chair and a bus chair. You know pretend as if the chair is a victim of rape???

Feb 07, 2012 1:24 | 0 replies

@ZiziK
i still dont get it

Feb 07, 2012 2:3 | 0 replies