The Daily Telegraph recently reported that teachers at a primary school in Sydney, Australia were receiving death threats, including threats to behead them, from young Islamic students as young as the fifth grade. The Islamic children’s behavior at Punchbowl Public School was reportedly so aggressive that it forced at least one teacher to quit after nothing was done despite her numerous complaints.
The teacher that quit told the Daily Telegraph said that she made multiple complaints about the violence back in 2014. The teacher witnessed the kids threatening others to read the Koran and bully other kids who “betrayed” the religion for “not going to Muslim scripture.”
Students were not the only ones to receive bullying from the aggressive Islamic children at the primary school. The teacher said she was abused by some for stopping them from hanging a Syrian flag in the classroom, pushed into corner by kids who began marching and chanting the Koran, and began receiving death threats to her and her family. A few also threatened to behead her.
Documents obtained by Daily Telegraph show that three employees took a leave of absence due to stress, received counseling and were given compensation for enduring the violent behavior.
The area’s education department said that they were not aware of any religious-related violence though they did not deny any teachers received compensation.
“All NSW schools must immediately report all concerns of anti-social and extremist behavior in NSW schools to a dedicated hotline,” a spokesman said.
“The Department of Education continues to work closely with law enforcement agencies on such matters. To maintain effective operations and protect the privacy of students, the department will not identify schools participating in these programs.”
The Punchbowl Public School district prides themselves on their “culturally rich and diverse community.” Punchbowl Public released a video on their YouTube page of children celebrating “Harmony Day,” to celebrate those from different cultures.