A teacher at an elite high school has denounced the disgusting messages shared by some students via group chat and explained the controversy.

The teacher at exclusive private Knox Grammar School in Wahroonga, Sydney’s north, did not reveal his identity when responding to questions on the dastardly chatroom on the social media platform Reddit.

Posting as ‘Reddituser101238’, the teacher blamed the furor on a ‘North Shore mentality’ – a reference to the privileged circumstances in which some children are raised in the area where the school is located.

“Disposable account for obvious reasons,” the person claiming to be a Knox teacher wrote.

“I’m sure you’ve all heard about the scandal unfolding at this school and I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the school in general or their response to the scandal.”

A private school teacher under fire Knox Grammar has denounced the disgusting messages shared via group chat and said the ‘North Shore mentality’ was to blame

The teacher who did not reveal his identity answered questions on the despicable chat room on social media platform Reddit and proved he was a school teacher by capturing his school email (Photo)

The teacher who did not reveal his identity answered questions on the despicable chat room on social media platform Reddit and proved he was a school teacher by capturing his school email (Photo)

Some Knox Grammar students, whose parents pay $35,000 a year for their attendance, used an encrypted app to share “racist, misogynistic and homophobic” content that they were assured would never be discovered by their professors.

Users of the chat room, hosted by messaging service Discord, sent the vile messages using aliases like “n*****removalservice” and “Fa**othater3000”.

“I hate women, I hate gays, jews, people who don’t play fortnite, furs, n*****s, I like breasts, foot abortion, rape, drugs,” read one of the disturbing messages.

The school teacher said the Discord group was made up of “a bunch of 9th grade kids” and contained “different people from different schools.”

“This group was filled with misogynistic, anti-Semitic and racist messages and materials. The conversation was reported to the police and the Knox students involved were disciplined by the school,’ the teacher wrote.

Teenagers at Knox Grammar, a private boys' school on Sydney's north shore, used an encrypted app to post 'racist, misogynistic and homophobic' content

Teenagers at Knox Grammar, a private boys’ school on Sydney’s north shore, used an encrypted app to post ‘racist, misogynistic and homophobic’ content

The teacher also took a stand saying that not all the kids in the school were bad, but that a ‘North Shore’ mentality was to blame.

“I feel like some students have a ‘North Shore’ attitude of thinking in which they are quite closed-minded about the world,” the teacher wrote.

“However, this does not represent all students and some students in the school are indeed humble and respectful.

“The school does everything it can to prevent young men from having these thoughts. It’s difficult because some students still have the “North Shore mentality”.

The teacher went on to say that neither they nor the community were surprised that the focus group took place.

“To be completely honest, the community wasn’t surprised. Many students I’ve spoken to seem to think ‘kids are kids,'” the teacher wrote.

“While they strongly disagree with the more extreme things such as the alleged sharing of child pornography…

“Despite this, the school pushes the agenda of being a ‘Knox boy’ and that it is an elite private school. (I guess you have to tell the students to be grateful).

Knox Grammar suspended several students for their participation in the group and launched an internal investigation (pictured, a mockup of some of the Discord posts)

Knox Grammar suspended several students for their participation in the group and launched an internal investigation (pictured, a mockup of some of the Discord posts)

The teacher then took aim at media reporting on the incident saying that private schools are being targeted because it makes “good headlines”.

“There always seems to be a group of bad performers in every age group and with Knox every age group is around 200-300 people,” the poster wrote.

“Private schools are constantly targeted by the media because they make the headlines. While I agree that the actions of these kids are horrific and should be punished, I’m sure this sort of thing happens in other schools.

Knox Grammar School states on its website that it seeks “to be an exemplary school, developing, in a caring Christian environment, students of Faith, Wisdom, Integrity, Compassion and Courage, with a sure knowledge of who they are and of the way they should live. ‘

Knox Grammar has since suspended several students for their involvement in the group dubbed “Gang Gang” and launched an internal investigation.

A school spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia the boys had been expelled and were “trying to move to other schools”.

Discord messages obtained by The Daily Telegraph included a mix of sexist, racist and anti-Semitic sentiments coupled with several extreme anti-abortion statements.

“Hitler has always remained in my heart. Heil Hitler,” one message read.

“Silly ‘pro picks’ think women’s rights are important… I only hate kids and wish they died, take them out at the source,” wrote a second.

‘I’m a would-be pedophile maniac who rapes babies for a living,’ said a third, while another asked why they weren’t invited to a ‘rape party’.

The posts are a mix of sexist, racist and anti-Semitic sentiments coupled with several extreme anti-abortion statements (pictured, a mockup of Discord posts)

The posts are a mix of sexist, racist and anti-Semitic sentiments coupled with several extreme anti-abortion statements (pictured, a mockup of Discord posts)

Shocking videos of young men who appear to have been brutally raped or assaulted have also been shared in the group chat, which is believed to have been formed around two years ago.

One student in the chat wrote that ‘gang traditions’ would prevent members from ‘snitching’, while another assured that the group’s teachers had no authority to ‘search your device for unrelated stuff’. at school”.

Psychologist Tim Watson-Munro called the content “deeply disturbing” and said the chat room made “feel like a club or even a cult”.

“What’s very disturbing is that there seems to be some organization to the way they communicate,” he told The Daily Telegraph.

Mr Watson-Munro said there was a danger that a member of the “unhinged” group would act on some of the sadistic statements in his daily life.

In a letter to parents, Knox principal Scott James said the students involved had posted “inappropriate messages and engaged in offensive comments in private message boards.”

“The nature of these messages is contrary to Knox’s values ​​and culture and is unacceptable,” the letter states.

“The actions of these boys do not reflect a Knox upbringing or the expectations we place on our students to be respectful and responsible citizens in the community.”

In a letter sent home to parents (pictured), Knox principal Scott James said the pupils involved had published

In a letter sent home to parents (pictured), Knox headmaster Scott James said the pupils involved had posted ‘inappropriate messages and engaged in offensive comments in private chat rooms’

Mr James said there had been a ‘range of consequences’ for the students involved who were punished based on their participation in the ‘suspension of students leaving school’ chat room.

“As for the images, some were taken during school activities and later doctored, and the school has spoken to families of identifiable students.

“To be very clear, the doctored images do not require mandatory reporting under child protection requirements, and we have discussed the matter with the police.”

Parents were asked to talk to their sons about how they use social media and to remind them to use the platforms “respectfully” and “wisely”.

What is Discord Encrypted App?

Discord is an invite-only and encrypted messaging service, which means the data is hidden by being converted into code.

The platform is only accessible with a username and password with chat groups called “servers” – many of which remain small and exclusive.

Any Discord user can start a server for free and invite their friends.

There are also larger, more open communities, which usually focus on specific topics such as popular games like Minecraft and Fortnite.

The app estimates that it is used worldwide by tens of millions of people aged 13 and over.

Discord says the server is: “A place where they can be themselves and hang out with other people who share their interests and hobbies.”