Aussie High School Apologises After Students Dress Up As ‘Terrorists’ For Muck Up Day
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A Sydney school has been forced to apologise after copping backlash for their Year 12 muck up day.
Students on the cusp of being let out into the free world at Gilroy Catholic College in Castle Hill were allowed to dress up as whatever they wanted for the fun day.
One group of kids thought it would be a good idea to dress up as 'terrorists'.
They came to school in what appeared to be traditional Arabic headdresses, white shirts, sandals and topped off the look with super soakers.
While the outfit was controversial just on its own, what's even more outrageous is that they were awarded Best Dressed on the day, according to 7News.
A student leaked the images of the boys in their costumes to the news organisation and said the issue reeked of 'blatant islamophobia'.
The anonymous student explained that the group was described on the day as 'terrorists'.
Principal Cheryl Merryweather issued an apology about the incident.
"On behalf of the Gilroy community, I am very sorry that this has happened. The decision to dress this way showed very poor judgment," she said.
"I also apologise for not directing the students to change out of these costumes. At Gilroy College, we take pride in welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds.
"We know that this incident did not represent our College values and commit ourselves to doing better in the future."
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