Young pupils are caught making sick list of ‘most rapeable’ girls at their private school – as 12,000 sign petition to get the boys expelled
- Boys at a $19,381 a year private school have been caught out writing a ‘rape list’
- About 20 young men were part of an online group chat sharing the messages
- A petition has been launched to expel those responsible for the shocking list
Boys at an elite private school have been caught making a list of ‘most rapeable girls’ in their classes.
About 20 young men at Tasmania‘s prestigious Launceston Church Grammar were part of an online group chat which ranked female students at the co-ed school in order of who they would like to rape the most.
Although two Year 12 students have now been suspended over the shocking incident, an online 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 caught out 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 was ranked in the list told the Examiner it made her ‘very upset’.
Parents of the girls are also seething that they were not told about the incident by the school – with only the boys parents being informed.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Launceston Church Grammar School for comment.
The change.org petition which has now garnered almost 12,000 signatures is calling on the boys to be expelled
About 20 young men at Tasmania’s prestigious Launceston Church Grammar were part of an online group chat which 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 about sexual assault and misogyny in schools and the workplace.
Just months ago sexual assault survivor Grace Tame became the first Tasmanian to be name 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.
The 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.