A teacher at a kindergarten in the Australian Capital Territory says he witnessed a fellow teacher bullying a classmate who used the hashtag #killpeople on social media.
Key points:An ABC investigation has revealed a teacher in the Adelaide Hills is the first teacher to publicly identify a classmate accused of bullying in the classroom.
The school principal told the ABC she was “shocked” by the incidentThe teacher said he felt “uncomfortable” and “embarrassed” after the incidentBut the teacher, who asked not to be named, said he was “deeply shocked” by what happened at his school, where the students were taking an all-boys kindergarten class.
“I don’t know what to say, I don’t want to say anything,” he said.
“But I did not do anything wrong, so I feel embarrassed.”
The teacher has spoken to police about the incident and the boy’s father, who is a student, said his son has spoken with the teacher.
“He said the teacher did nothing wrong,” he told ABC Adelaide.
“And I don.t know why.
It’s not the kind of thing you would expect.”
The father said the boy is now in the process of contacting the authorities about the bullying.
The ABC’s investigations unit has obtained video of the incident.
In the footage, a teacher can be seen pushing the boy away as the boy tries to explain his father’s comments to a teacher.
The teacher is heard to say: “This is not a real conversation.
He’s just a troll.”
The boy replies: “You know, I’m not trolling.”
The school teacher then goes on to push the boy into a chair.
“Don’t move,” he says.
“You don’t have to move,” the teacher replies.
“What are you doing?”
The boy says: “I’m not going to move.”
“I’m going to hit you.”
“Don`t hit me,” the boy replies.
In another scene, the teacher can also be heard telling the boy to stop hitting his teacher.
The teacher can then be seen saying to the boy: “It’s not a troll.
You can’t just hit me.
You’re going to hurt me.”
The ABC is not identifying the teacher because he has not been named in the reports.
The father told the broadcaster he was shocked and embarrassed by what had happened to his son.
“They’re a really close-knit group,” he added.
“When you see things like that, it’s just not acceptable.”