Particularly disturbing was the following:
“In both cases other students filmed the bashings and distributed the footage around the school, including posting one of the assaults on the YouTube website.”
We can only hope the footage is of a high enough quality to be used as evidence.
And to give some idea of the limits that teachers and principals have to deal with:
“Erindale College principal Michael Hall said one of the attackers involved had left the college to take up a place at another school, and he had imposed the maximum penalty available to him on the other student, giving her five days’ suspension.”
Five days holiday for a violent assault.
(First person to suggest bringing back the cane gets 10 bonus points..)