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1. Ravenswood school back in the headlines.
There are reports today that a group of girls from the school locked a young “sports star” in a cupboard and stripped her. Two girls were reportedly suspended and another two were expelled over the alleged treatment of the Year 8 student, according to reports from The Daily Telegraph.
Last week a speech by the departing school captain Sarah Haynes went viral. In the speech, Haynes criticised the school, accusing it of being more concerned with the business of running a school than educating kids.
In a response to the speech by Sarah Haynes the school’s council chairman Mark Webb said in a statement “This relates to a family taking the school to court about a disagreement over disciplinary action taken against a number of students following an incident of alleged bullying.”
Sarah’s parents Christopher and Robyn Haynes have lodged a statement of claim in the Supreme Court in a matter due to be heard next on December 17.
2. 15-year old boy charged yesterday on terrorism charges back in court today.
A 15-year old boy who was among a group of five men who were charged with conspiracy to conduct an act in preparation for a terrorist act had been on the police radar for more than a year.
The men are accused of plans to target government buildings, including the Australian Federal Police offices in Sydney.
The 15-year old applied for bail at Parramatta Children’s Court through his barrister Charles Waterstreet.
Police prosecutor Senior Sergeant Bruce Wells told the court the boy posed a risk to the safety of the community.