One of Sydney’s most exclusive private schools dobs in a TEACHER to cops after he bragged about attending anti-lockdown protests on social media
- Teacher at The King’s School reportedly attended Saturday’s anti-lockdown rally
- School has since suspended the teacher and reported him to NSW Police
- Teacher bragged about attendance in a social media post seen by students
A teacher at one of Australia’s most prestigious private schools has been suspended after he reportedly boasted about his attendance at an anti-lockdown protest on social media.
The King’s School at North Parramatta in western Sydney has also reported the teacher to NSW Police, which has set up a strike force to track down everyone involved in Saturday’s illegal event.
Police have vowed to issue public infringement notices to every one of the 3,500 protesters who stormed the Sydney CBD demanding an end to lockdown.
The school confirmed its swift response in a letter sent to parents, Sydney Morning Herald reported.
A teacher at The King’s School’s has been suspended and reported to police after he reportedly boasted about his attendance at Saturday’s anti-lockdown protest in Sydney
‘While I appreciate that people are free to hold their own views and beliefs, this does not extend to their behaviour and conduct,’ headmaster Tony George wrote.
‘It is the mark of civil society that we should be able to engage in healthy debate and respect each other’s views, but this must be in a safe, lawful and respectful manner, at all times.
‘Consequently, the matter has been reported to police by the school, and the staff member has been suspended from duties.’
It’s understood students also saw the teacher’s social media post about the ‘freedom protest’ which he described as ‘overwhelming [sic] positive, peaceful and inspiring.’
The post has since been deleted.
The King’s School teacher reportedly bragged on social media about his attendance at the protest in the Sydney CBD. Pictured are attendees at the protest
‘As usual, the media has focused on a handful of non-representative grubs to create a narrative,’ the teacher reportedly wrote.
‘This is me standing up for what I believe in rather than being a keyboard warrior, a pacifist, or worse, a coward in my own mind. I live with me in the mirror.
‘I do not believe in living in fear. I do not believe the propaganda. I do not believe in unjust house arrest … I stand for all students. I stand for all those families who are stranded, isolated and suffering …. I stand for freedom. I love you.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted The King’s School for comment.
NSW Police have vowed to track down and fine every protester who attended the illegal event on Saturday. Pictured is a protester being arrested by police on Saturday
Founded in 1831, The King’s School is Australia’s oldest independent school and the country’s largest boarding school.
Fees start from $22,983 a year for kindergarten and go up to $38,284 for a year 12 student.
St Ives High School on Sydney’s upper north shore has also taken action after it became aware that a staff member also attended the protest.
‘The matter has been reported to the appropriate divisions within the Department of Education and to Crime Stoppers for investigation and action,’ principal Mark Watson wrote in an email to parents.
Fees at The King’s School in Sydney start from $22,983 a year (stock image of students)