Private school expels ‘disrespectful’ students

Private school expels ‘disrespectful’ students

One of Melbourne’s top private schools has expelled two Year 11 students who set up a misogynistic Instagram account.

Brighton Grammar School (BGS), located in south-east Melbourne, took the decision today after suspending the two students this week for using social media to tarnish the reputations of several female students.

On Monday, it was reported that police had launched an investigation over the incident.

The account, which has since been removed, asked visitors to vote on the “slut of the year”, and showed images of young girls in various stages of dress, as well as in their school uniforms.

In a statement, the school warned that it would not tolerate “disrespectful behaviour on any social media”, adding that their actions did not reflect the values of the school.

The Instagram account was brought to public attention after a concerned mother took to Facebook to post a comment about its inappropriate nature.