GRAPHIC: Footage of school brawl shared online

UPDATE: Education bosses respond to Bundy school brawl video

UPDATE:  THE Department of Education has released a statement after a video circulated yesterday of two students fighting in uniform at Kepnock State High School. 

 A spokesman for the Department of Education said the school was aware of the video which began circulating in 2018.   

"Kepnock State High School is committed to providing a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment. Any situation that threatens the safety and wellbeing of students or others in the school community is treated extremely seriously, and dealt with as a matter of priority," the spokesman said.   

"Continued media coverage and social media posts regarding these kinds of incidents only serves to glorify the negative behaviours displayed in the videos.  

"The media and the broader community have a responsibility to encourage and support positive behaviours in our young people.  

"The Department is aware of a video circulating from February 2018 that features Kepnock State High School students in uniform involved in a physical altercation.   

"The school were aware of the video at the time and all students involved were dealt with in line with the school's Responsible Behaviour Plan. No further details can be provided due to student privacy issues.  

"Kepnock State High School does not tolerate bullying and violence and has implemented a range of pastoral care programs and initiatives across all year levels and participates in the annual National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence.   

"The school has also implemented a school-wide Positive Behaviour for Learning program that explicitly teaches students expected behaviours (including anti-bullying).   

"The school also offers support to students through a range of support staff, including a Guidance Officer, Student Advisors, a School Based Youth Health Nurse and Youth Support Coordinator.   

"Students and caregivers with concerns are strongly encouraged to report cases of bullying or misconduct to their school principal or their closest Department of Education regional office.  

"Kepnock State High School continues to work diligently to promote safe and respectful interactions between students and a safe learning environment for everyone in the school community."  

EARLIER: 

SHOCKING footage has circulated showing two high school students involved in a violent altercation at a Bundaberg school.

The two girls can be seen involved in the fight, while another student seems to be trying to break it up. 

The incident follows other incidents at Bundaberg region schools.

In February, disturbing video showed Bundaberg North State High School students involved in a violent brawl.

In 2017, horrific footage of another Bundaberg school brawl went viral online, gathering thousands of views.

The NewsMail will contact the school for comment.



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