Jewish boys taunted in shocking cases of anti-Semitic bullying at Melbourne schools

Oct 3, 2019 by

One student was forced to kneel down and kiss the shoes of a Muslim classmate, while a five-year-old boy was allegedly called a ‘Jewish cockroach’.

A 12-year-old Jewish student was forced to kneel down and kiss the shoes of a Muslim classmate, while a five-year-old boy was allegedly called a “Jewish cockroach” and repeatedly hounded in the school toilets by his young classmates.

The two incidents this year – the first involving a year 7 boy at Cheltenham Secondary College and the second a prep student at Hawthorn West Primary School – have prompted the Anti-Defamation Commission to sound an alarm about what it says is a “rapidly spreading” crisis involving anti-Semitic bullying in Victorian state schools.

A Jewish year 7 student at Cheltenham Secondary College was filmed while being forced to kiss the shoes of a Muslim boy in July.
A Jewish year 7 student at Cheltenham Secondary College was filmed while being forced to kiss the shoes of a Muslim boy in July.

Both boys, whose parents have asked to remain anonymous, have since left the schools where the incidents occurred, with the five-year-old boy currently being home schooled.

The older boy’s act of kissing another student’s shoes, under threat of being swarmed by several other boys, was filmed, photographed and shared on social media.

Source: Jewish boys taunted in shocking cases of anti-Semitic bullying at Melbourne schools

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