Victoria Point State High School investigates bullying complaint after video surfaces online

Victoria Point school investigates after video of alleged bullying incident surfaces

VICTORIA Point State High School is investigating an alleged bullying incident amid public backlash to a video that surfaced online over the weekend.

A person claiming to be the student's parent posted the video to a social media site, alleging the child had been subjected to bullying.

The video, which has been seen by the Redland City Bulletin, appears to show a group of children surrounding and teasing a student while he tries to walk away.

At the time of writing, the post had garnered 3554 comments.

The school deactivated its Facebook account in the wake of the incident, saying in a statement it did not have the capacity to answer inquiries directed to the page.

A Queensland education department spokesman said the school treated any situation threatening the safety and wellbeing of students very seriously.

"The school is looking into the incident and any students involved in bullying will be dealt with in-line with the school's responsible behaviour plan for students," the spokesman said.

"No further details can be provided due to student privacy issues.

"Victoria Point 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 education program that explicitly teaches students expected behaviours."

The spokesman said the school also had support staff who offered guidance to students.

"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," he said.

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