Students attack tradies in wild rampage

 

A shocking rampage by students at a school for at-risk teens in Western Australia has been caught on camera, with the footage showing the moment they attacked two tradies.

About 10 students can be seen causing chaos in footage livestreamed to Instagram at the SMYL Community College in Rockingham, southwest Perth, on Tuesday after the workers arrived to fix a burst fire hydrant.

After being subjected to verbal abuse, the students can be seen surrounding the two men and subjecting them to a traumatic ordeal.

About six teenagers can be seen throwing punches at the men while they are trapped in a corner, amid shouts of "bomb him, bomb that motherf …" and "keep going".

The students at the SMYL Community College in Rockingham were filmed throwing punches at the tradies. Picture: Instagram
The students at the SMYL Community College in Rockingham were filmed throwing punches at the tradies. Picture: Instagram

As teachers try to intervene in the melee, another student can be seen smashing the front windscreen of the tradesmen's work vehicle after jumping on the bonnet amid yells of "let's smash his car".

Other students can bee seen running for cover amid the chaos.

SMYL is an independent school offering alternative education for at-risk students who have disengaged from mainstream schools.

It's understood the tradies had arrived at the school to repair a fire hydrant that had been damaged and was leaking water. The situation turned nasty after they had turned the hydrant off.

Police said they were called to the Rockingham college about 1.40pm.

One of the students smashed the front windscreen of the tradies’ work car. Picture: Instagram
One of the students smashed the front windscreen of the tradies’ work car. Picture: Instagram

"It is believed a verbal altercation took place between a group of students and a contractor working at the school," police said.

"Police are also investigating if damage to the contractor's vehicle is related to this earlier incident."

SMYL Community College director Sam Gowegati told the West Australiana number of students had been suspended after the incident.

"We're reviewing all practices and procedures to find out exactly what happened yesterday," he said.

The tradesmen were backed into a corner and surrounded by the students. Picture: Instagram
The tradesmen were backed into a corner and surrounded by the students. Picture: Instagram

"It is an atypical event. We're just trying to figure out what happened and what triggered it.

"A number of students have been currently sent home to decide what their futures are going to be."

Originally published as Students attack tradies in wild rampage



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