ELITE SCHOOL BASHING SCANDAL
Nudgee students charged over brutal inter-school assault
FIVE students from Nudgee College have been charged over the alleged brutal bashing of two boys from another GPS school after the fierce rivalry between the two prestigious Brisbane schools spilt into bloodshed.
The Sunday Mail understands one of the victims, 16, was allegedly crash-tackled and stomped on in a terrifying attack, leaving him with a suspected fractured eye socket and bruised kidneys.
He was allegedly set upon by a group of Nudgee students – who have since been disciplined by the school – at a party at the Kalinga scout hall on Brisbane’s northside.
“Ten kids just attacked my son and kicked the s--t out of him – he could have been killed,” the boy’s dad said.
“The police have been pretty good but Nudgee appears to just want to brush it under the carpet.” The attack, which occurred last month, led to five Nudgee students being charged by police with assault occasioning bodily harm.
FIVE students from Nudgee College have been charged with serious assault over the brutal alleged bashing of two boys from another GPS school after fierce rivalry between the two elite Brisbane schools spilt into bloodshed.
The boys were allegedly set upon by a group of students from Nudgee at a party at the Kalinga scout hall on Brisbane’s northside.
The Sunday Mail understands one of the boys, 16, was allegedly crash-tackled and stomped on in the terrifying attack, leaving him with a suspected fractured eye socket and bruised kidneys.
His schoolmate – from a school The Sunday Mail cannot name for legal resons – was also left “battered and bruised”, one father said.
“Ten kids just attacked my son and kicked the s--t out of him – he could have been killed,” the dad said.
“I’m pretty upset about it. The police have been pretty good but Nudgee appears to just want to brush it under the carpet.
“I’m concerned the kids involved are just going to get off with a slap on the wrist.” rist.”
Adult onlookers are e believed to have gone to the rescue of the bashed boys, ys, pulling the alleged attackers off them.
The attack, which h happened last month, h, led to five Nudgee stuudents being charged by police with assault occacasioning bodily harm.
But they are unlikely ely to face court as they are being dealt with under “restorative justice” provisions of the Youth Justice Act, and may only have to apologise to their victims.
Nudgee College principal Peter Fullagar confirmed some of his students were involved in an “altercation” at Kalinga Park and said all had been disciplined.
“The incident involved a series of poor decisions by a number of students,” he told The Sunday Mail. “The college does not condone any behaviours that are not reflective of our values.
“At the time, the college responded to this incident as soon as we become aware and pro-actively assisted Queens Queensland Police Service with the their inquiries.”
Mr F Fullagar said the college h had met with the parents of the students inv involved “to reinforce ou our expectations of st student behaviour”. “All students inv volved have rece ceived disciplinary ac action,” he said.
““We have also spoken w with the principal and parent parents of (the other school involved) and these discussions are ongoing.
“The college pastoral program is guided by restorative justice practice, which encourages respectful relationships.
“It is our expectation (that) our students behave in a way consistent with this both inside and outside our college gates.
“All students involved are participating in a community service program.”
In a letter to parents on Friday, Mr Fullagar wrote that the incident had been dealt with confidentially but was likely to be reported in the media.
“The college took this (disciplinary) action because the conduct of these students was unacceptable and very disappointing,” he wrote.
The incident involved a series of poor decisions by a number of students. den The college g does not condone any behaviours that are not reflective of our values ues NUDGEE COLLEGE PRINCIPAL PETER FULLAGAR
SCANDAL: Five Nudgee College students were charged with the assault of a rival school student.