Shocking footage has emerged of students at an elite private school hanging a black baby doll from a tree.
The video showed the Trinity College students, in north Adelaide, laughing during the sickening act last week.
The doll is seen dressed in a diaper and baby shirt as it had been given to the students during a parent training class.
String from a school hat is roped around the baby’s neck while the student dangles it from the tree.
Two students at an elite private school have filmed themselves lynching a black baby doll before posting the clip on social media
The doll swings back and forth while the students laugh at the mock hanging.
Across the video is the caption, ‘Surviving the day’.
Footage of the despicable act was uploaded to Snapchat where social media users were quick to brand it ‘racist.’
Nick Hately, the headmaster of Trinity College, said he was ‘appalled’ by the footage.
But he told Daily Mail Australia an ‘extensive investigation’ of the incident which occurred last week found it was ‘not racially motivated’.
‘One of those dolls was black while the other was white,’ he said.
The girls were given the task of caring for a doll for three days as part of a ‘baby simulator’ project.
‘At the end of this rotation the simulators are turned off and several students thought it would be funny to film themselves deliberately mistreating the simulators,’ Mr Hately said.
‘They made videos of themselves smacking, banging the simulators on a table, swinging them around by the arms and tying them from their hats up a tree.
‘In the age of social media sadly poor behaviour can have widespread implications.’
It is understood the girls were given the dolls as part of a parenting class at Trinity College in South Australia (pictured) – where students pay $6,930 a year to attend in Year 11 and 12
The pair were suspended for property damage and bringing the school into disrepute.
They sat out the remainder of last week as punishment and only returned to school in the past few days.
‘Clearly the behaviour was appalling and juvenile and appropriate consequences, re-education and support were provided,’ Mr Hately said.
The girls vehemently denied claims their actions were racially motivated but Mr Hately admitted some senior students have, understandably, had a hard time accepting this.
‘We are providing opportunities for students to express any concerns to us. We take a strong stance against racism,’ he said.
Source: Daily Mail Australia | World News