Parents say child sexual assault perpetrator’s presence at school “unacceptable”

Parents at the school attended a meeting last week.
Parents at the school attended a meeting last week.

ABOUT 30 parents showed up to a public meeting today in relation to a southern suburbs school embroiled in a child rape controversy.

The parents gathered to express their concerns about the two incidents.

A parent representative told the group that the principal could not come and talk to them.

He said the school’s hands were tied.

He encouraged parents to write to the school’s head office for change.

Ultimately, the parents indicated they would like to see the students removed from the school.

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They said they would continue to keep their children home in protest.

“It’s not a witch hunt, we just want to see rules changed,” the parent representative said.

“The situation is unacceptable.”

A school spokesman said the organisation did not comment publicly on matters concerning individual students.

The spokesman said the school was compliant with all mandated government requirements, backed by stringent child protection policies and staff training.

These requirements give commitment to the “protection, safety and wellbeing” of all students.

He said the policies and procedures conformed to the legislative standards determined by the Minister of Education under the School Education Act.