Boys at an elite private school allegedly made a list of ‘most rapeable girls’ on an online chat group.
A group of young men at Tasmania’s prestigious Launceston Church Grammar are reported to have been part of an online group – which at one point ranked female students at the co-ed school in order of who they would like to rape the most.
One of the boys is then reported to have told school officials about the group’s content, the Examiner claimed.
Two Year 12 students have now been suspended over ‘inappropriate posting in an online forum’, but a petition has been launched urging the $19,381 a year school to do more.
The campaigners fear that the two students allegedly involved in the chat will soon return to the school.
Boys at an elite private school have been accused of making a list of ‘most rapeable girls’ (stock image)
The change.org petition, which has now garnered almost 12,000 signatures, is calling on the boys to be expelled.
‘These students were suspended, not expelled, they will soon return to the school, surrounded by the same girls they fantasied about raping, this is unacceptable,’ the petition says.
‘Sign this petition, show your support for the removal of these students from the school.’
A mother whose daughter attends the school told the Examiner the list made her ‘very upset’.
Parents of the girls are also seething they were not told about the incident by the school.
They claim only the boy’s parents being informed.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Launceston Church Grammar School for comment, who deny that any list exists.
The change.org petition which has now garnered almost 12,000 signatures is calling on the boys to be expelled
Young men at Tasmania’s prestigious Launceston Church Grammar were allegedly part of an online group chat – which at one pointed ranked female students at the co-ed school in order of who they would like to rape the most
In a statement to the Examiner the school said it ‘does not tolerate incidents of bullying, abuse or inappropriate sexual commentary.’
‘The school has counselled [senior] boys and girls and offered support to those who have been directly affected.’
Launceston Church Grammar says it’s now in the process of ‘reviewing programmes around respectful relationships’ as part of the Safeguarding Children program provided by the Australian Childhood Foundation School.
The backlash comes on the heels of a wider nationwide discussion around sexual assault and misogyny in schools and the workplace.
Just months ago sexual assault survivor Grace Tame became the first Tasmanian to be named Australian of the year for her work in support of women.
The spotlight has also fallen on some of Sydney’s most elite private schools after Gender equality advocate Chanel Contos, 22, sparked a national conversation about Australia’s sexual assault crisis.
The Kambala School alumni launched a petition demanding students be taught about consent after reflecting on her own sexual assault as a youth.
Her petition rapidly went viral, with thousands of girls from both private and state schools across the nation since coming forward to share their own experiences.
The issue was thrust into the public eye after former Liberal Party staffer Brittany Higgins revealed she was allegedly raped inside a Parliament House office in 2019 by a senior male colleague.
Scott Morrison’s government has come under immense scrutiny for its handling of the incident.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison presents the 2021 Australian of the Year winner Grace Tame with her award at the National Arboretum in Canberra
Brittany Higgins, then 24, alleged she was raped by a colleague inside Parliament House in March 2019