It looks like wimpy staff at Hutt Valley High School let six bullying brats run the show a few years back and terrorise other kids.
An Ombudsmen’s Office report – Stuff says today – reveals “chilling details of systemic violence at the school, intimidation and abuse”.
It also dossiers a history of failure to punish culprits or acknowledge the seriousness of their crimes.
Alf is tempted to wonder how many staff could be mustered to combat the trouble generated by – how many louts were running amok?
Oh, yes. Six.
And if the staff were losing the battle, what stopped them dialling 111???
We may muse on these matters on the strength of the aforementioned Ombudsman’s Office report, that says pupils at the school were subjected to torture, extreme violence and sexual abuse.