Shocking video shows private schoolgirls lynching black doll from tree by hat straps after given to care in parenting class
- Two girls from elite private school filmed themselves hanging up a black doll
- The shocking mock hanging took place at Trinity College in South Australia
- Trinity College principal said incident was “not racially motivated”
Shocking footage has emerged of students at an elite private school hanging a black doll from a tree.
The video showed students at Trinity College in northern Adelaide laughing during the sickening act last week.
The doll is seen wearing a baby diaper and shirt as it was given to students during a parent training course.
The string of a school hat is wrapped around the baby’s neck while the pupil hangs it from the tree.
Two students at an elite private school filmed themselves lynching a black doll before posting the clip on social media
The doll swings back and forth as the students laugh at the fake hanging.
On the video is the caption “Survive the day”.
Images of the despicable act were uploaded to Snapchat, where social media users were quick to label it “racist.”
Nick Hatly, principal of Trinity College, said he was “appalled” by the footage.
“One of these dolls was black while the other was white,” he said.
The girls were given the task of looking after 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 fun to deliberately film yourself mistreating the simulators,” Hatily said.
“They made videos of themselves slamming, banging simulators on a table, swinging them by their arms and tying them from their hats to a tree.
“In the age of social media, unfortunately poor behavior can have pervasive 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 per year to attend years 11 and 12
The couple were suspended for property damage and discrediting the school.
They were away the rest of the last week as punishment and only returned to school for the last few days.
“Obviously the behavior was appalling and juvenile and appropriate consequences, rehabilitation and support were provided,” Mr. Hatily said.
The girls vehemently denied claims that their actions were racially motivated, but Mr Hatily admitted that some senior students, understandably, struggled to come to terms with this.
“We offer students the opportunity to share their concerns with us. We take a strong stand against racism, ”he said.