The Daily Telegraph

STUDENTS are showing signs of extreme radicalisation as early as Year 5, including threatening to behead teachers, bullying peers into reading the Koran and even demanding the Syrian flag be put up in the classroom.

Documents obtained by The Daily Telegraph reveal how frightened teachers at Punchbowl Public School have resorted to making formal complaints over fears of religious violence inside the classroom.

It’s also understood at least three teachers have taken stress leave, received counselling or been paid compensation because of bullying from Islamic students.

This morning the Secretary of the Department of Education Mark Scott, told Ray Hadley on 2GB that there was a meeting with senior police yesterday and officials would be heading to the school, along with police this morning…

TEACHER BLOWS WHISTLE ON EXTREMISM

Revelations of the disturbing reports come as a former teacher at the school at the time, who has asked to be known only as Mrs A, ­revealed her nightmare experiences, including death threats from Islamic students.

Mrs A said she was forced to leave the public education system after students in Year 5 threatened to kill her family. She claims multiple complaints to the Department of Education were simply dismissed.

After only two years of teaching Year 5 and 6 students at Punchbowl Public, the mother-of-two handed in her resignation.

“Some students would act out beheadings with their fingers across their necks,” she said. “I had incidents where the kids wanted to fly the Syrian flag in the classroom or they would wear headbands. But when you say no, they start getting abusive.

“A lot of kids talk about their uncles and cousins who are fighting the war in Syria.

“They are allowed to get up and walk out of class at prayer time and we can’t stop them. By the time they get to high school they’re learning has been impaired because they’ve been preoccupied with social issues regarding Islam.”

In one incident, Mrs A said two Year 5 students pushed her into a corner during a creative arts lesson and chanted the Koran in Arabic around her.

An incident report was filed, but the only punishment was to take the children off the playground during lunch time. Mrs A was told to go to the police if it “was such a big deal”.

She was also left threatening notes saying students would kill her family. And red writing saying “f— your family” was left on a computer room log for her to find.

Read the whole article at The Daily Telegraph

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