Pa School in Sydney’s north has been told to remove the school uniform from classrooms and office buildings as it faces legal action from a local community.
Key points:The uniform includes the words ‘polk County’ and ‘peter county’ and has been a source of controversy for students at the school, which has a population of more than 15,000The school said it was in the process of removing the uniform, but had not received a court orderThe Australian Federal Police has been notified about the matterThe School has been accused of breaching the Racial Discrimination Act by using the uniform on students and staff and has faced legal action.
The uniform, made by Pa-Schools, is a bright blue, long sleeved jacket with the words “polk” and “peter” written in red on it.
It has been the subject of criticism from students and teachers and has sparked widespread protests.
In response, the school said on Tuesday it had been in the middle of a “complex legal process” and had not been contacted by police.
“We are deeply sorry that this has caused distress to our students and parents and we have contacted them to clarify the situation,” the school’s principal, John O’Brien, said.
“It has nothing to do with the School.
This is offensive’A spokesperson for the Federal Government said the Federal Police had received a complaint from the local community about the school and were working with the school to investigate.””
We have no comment to make at this stage.”‘
This is offensive’A spokesperson for the Federal Government said the Federal Police had received a complaint from the local community about the school and were working with the school to investigate.
“The Commonwealth is committed to ensuring that all Commonwealth institutions are free from discrimination, including against those who are Aboriginal, Borneo and Torres Strait Islander, and to ensuring fair and free access to government services,” the spokesperson said.
Mr O’Connor said the school had removed the jacket and “there is no suggestion of racial animus”.
“The school has removed the offending item from its buildings and has issued an apology to its students and students of Pa-school, the Pa community, the students and the community at large,” he said.
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