Alleged Year 12 muck-up day plans at an elite Sydney school, including spitting on a homeless man, have been leaked.
A list of dares for school-leaver celebrations at the Shore School, on Sydney’s North Shore where fees are more than $30,000 a year, were reportedly printed in a challenge book called the “Triwazard Shorenament”.
In the document leaked to the Sydney Morning Herald, some of the dares for the boys’ school students included to deck a random and spit on a homeless man.
The book of challenges also urges students to take illicit drugs by “dropping a cap [of MDMA or ecstasy]”, “ripping a cone [of marijuana]”, or “snorting a line”.
Other leaked dares included “s***ing on a train”, breaking into Taronga Zoo and kissing a girl under the age of 15 as well.
According to the SMH, the scavenger hunt was to take place on Wednesday night after the group met at Waverton Park where teams of five or six were required to finish a case of beer in 15 minutes.
‘Vile’ muck-up day slammed
Many were shocked by the students’ alleged muck-up day plans, with NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge dubbing it “vile” on Twitter while another said it was “disgraceful”.
Author and speaker Dee Madigan tweeted: “It’s all well and good for the school to notify police, but if this is the thing their students think is acceptable the school needs to take a good, hard look at the values they’re teaching their students...”
“Almost speechless ... what vile people came up with this?” another said.
The Shore School did not respond to Yahoo News Australia’s request for comment, but told the SMH it appeared enrolled students had created the document.
A spokesman added the school was “deeply concerned at the unlawful or inappropriate nature of the activities”.
“As soon as the school became aware of the document police were informed and an urgent communication was sent to all Year 12 parents instructing that under no circumstances are Shore boys to participate in the activities specified,” the spokesman said.
Police warn of dangerous muck-up day plans
NSW Police did not comment on the incident at the Shore School specifically, but told Yahoo News Australia school leavers should take a common sense approach to celebrating the end of high school.
“By all means enjoy yourself but do so safely and don’t make any decisions that you’ll later regret,” a police spokesperson said.
“The police respect the age-old tradition of ‘muck-up’ days, but students must take necessary precautions so celebrations do not get out of hand and become dangerous.
“If you’ve been drinking, don’t get behind the wheel of a vehicle and ensure your friends don’t either. Think before you drink. Alcohol affects your ability to assess risks and make sound decisions.”
The spokesperson added while pranks were often part of the parcel, students should not engage in any behaviour that risked their welfare or the safety of others.
“The police are not here to spoil the fun, but they will take action if deemed necessary,” the spokesperson said.
“Parents should speak to their children beforehand and encourage them to consider their plans carefully and not take action that could affect their final exams, or ultimately, their future.
“Always think about the consequences of your actions and make sure you enjoy the festivities safely, without jeopardising the safety of other students, staff or the community.”
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