KINGSTON Council has issued a public apology for a Kingston Youth Services program which ran at Parkdale Secondary College.
On 26 April, council released a statement on its Facebook page which read “council is deeply sorry that a recent diversity and inclusion session delivered by Kingston Youth Services at Parkdale Secondary College has caused hurt and anguish to students and parents. It is clear the program had the opposite impact to what was intended and we understand the serious concern of the school and wider-community.”
“Please be assured we are investigating this as a matter of urgency and will take measures to ensure this can never happen again,” the statement read.
Kingston councillors were confronted over the issue by a man at Monday’s public council meeting. A first-person video of the stunt was uploaded to the Youtube page of a far-right extremist and convicted criminal who was once described by the state government as a “neo-Nazi sympathiser”. The man was swiftly removed from the meeting.