Stu­dents in brawl video

THREE TEENS SUS­PENDED OVER CHI­FLEY COL­LEGE FIGHT

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Danielle Jarvis

THREE stu­dents from Chi­fley Col­lege Mt Druitt cam­pus have been sus­pended af­ter a fight broke out and was filmed.

The shock­ing footage of the brawl, in­volv­ing stu­dents from the Mt Druitt high school, has been posted online and shared on so­cial media. The video shows at least three stu­dents at the col­lege’s Mt Druitt cam­pus in­volved in a fight and sur­rounded by on­look­ers cheer­ing and yelling.

Most of the stu­dents are in uni­form. The footage has been posted on a com­mu­nity THE fourth AFL NAIDOC Cup in­volved more than 60 stu­dents from Years 7 to 10 cel­e­brat­ing cul­tural di­ver­sity at Black­town In­ter­na­tional Sportspark on Fri­day.

The pro­gram, or­gan­ised by AFL In­dige­nous Academies Western Syd­ney, saw stu­dents from Black­town and Camp­bell­town high schools play­ing a mod­i­fied, non-con­tact ver­sion of Aus­tralian rules football called AFL 9s.

The In­dige­nous Academies part­ners with seven schools from Western Syd­ney in a bid to en­gage in­dige­nous stu­dents by teach­ing gen­eral life skills, ex­plor­ing their Abo­rig­i­nal her­itage and gain­ing in­sight to life af­ter school.

Sarah Red­fern High School de­feated Plump­ton High School in the fi­nal but the event was all about hav­ing fun, with boomerang throw­ing and paint­ing and tra­di­tional danc­ing.

“It shows what NAIDOC is all about. Com­ing to­gether, cel­e­brat­ing not only your cul­ture but (cel­e­brat­ing cul­ture) through sport as well. We have got the AFL name but we’re not all about AFL — it’s more about ed­u­ca­tion,” AFL sup­port men­tor Matthew Keevil said.

— Danielle Jarvis Face­book page and has been shared al­most 100 times.

The 36-sec­ond footage shows two boys fight­ing and a girl try­ing to in­ter­vene be­fore another boy king hits one of the boys.

It is un­der­stood the fight took place on school grounds in early June. An Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment spokesman said: “The school was aware the video was shared on so­cial media and re­quested stu­dents to re­move it, in­clud­ing con­tact­ing par­ents of those stu­dents who shared it,” the spokesman said. He also con­firmed the three boys in­volved in the fight had been sus­pended and the par­ents of the stu­dents in­volved had also been con­tacted.

He said NSW stu­dents stud­ied so­cial is­sues such as dig­i­tal cit­i­zen­ship.

Pic­ture: DAVID SWIFT

Plump­ton High School stu­dents Taliah Richard­son and Tamika Rex share a laugh dur­ing a game.

The video of stu­dents fight­ing is now on so­cial media.

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