Murrumba State High School: students cause outrage by dressing as ‘Arabian princes’ for muck-up day

Outrage as Aussie schoolboys dress up in traditional Arab clothing for Muck Up Day stunt – with one yelling he was a ‘terrorist’ and screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’

  • Group of Year 12 students at a Brisbane school dressed as ‘Arabian princes’ 
  • The muck-up theme at Murrumba State Secondary College was ‘iconic groups’ 
  • One student reportedly said he was a terrorist and shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’
  • The incident is being investigated but students have escaped sanction so far

A group of Year 12 students have caused outrage after they dressed as ‘Arabian princes’ for muck-up day, with one telling fellow students he was a ‘terrorist’ and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ (‘god is great’, in Arabic).

The photo of the students from Murrumba State Secondary College, north of Brisbane, shows the group of boys dressed in red head scarves, known as ‘kaffiyeh’ in Arabic, and long white kaftans while sitting in the back of a Toyota ute.

The image was distributed on social media accounts on Thursday.

The photo of the Year12 students from Murrumba State Secondary College shows the group of boys in dressed in red head scarves, known as 'kaffiyeh' in Arabic, and long white kaftans sitting in the back of a Toyota ute

The photo of the Year12 students from Murrumba State Secondary College shows the group of boys in dressed in red head scarves, known as ‘kaffiyeh’ in Arabic, and long white kaftans sitting in the back of a Toyota ute

One student donned a ski mask and yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ during the stunt, a witness told The Courier-Mail

A teacher reportedly laughed with the student and patted him on the back before walking away.

The students have not been the subject of disciplinary action so far.  

‘I was in shock,’ one student said.

‘I see what happened today and I think this is when it needs to be knocked on the head, so it’s not perpetuated further into adulthood.’

The Year 12 students' 'Arabian princes' muck-up day outfits 'will be investigated fully by the College and dealt with in an appropriate manner', the Queensland Department of Education said in a statement

The Year 12 students’ ‘Arabian princes’ muck-up day outfits ‘will be investigated fully by the College and dealt with in an appropriate manner’, the Queensland Department of Education said in a statement

The Queensland Department of Education provided a statement to Daily Mail Australia stating it ‘is aware of a behavioural incident which took place at the school on Thursday, November 17, involving Year 12 students’. 

‘Murrumba State Secondary College is committed to providing a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment,’ the statement read.

‘The school supports safe and appropriate Year 12 end of year celebrations which acknowledge the conclusion of students’ formal schooling.

‘Murrumba State Secondary College continues to focus on supporting students to succeed in their external exams followed by opportunities to reflect and celebrate.

‘The school expects the highest standards of behaviour up until the last day of school.

‘The matter will be investigated fully by the College and dealt with in an appropriate manner.’

The college’s muck-up day theme was ‘iconic duos’ or ‘iconic groups’, with other students dressing up as Kath and Kim, and SpongeBob Square Pants and Patrick.

The school’s final-year students are graduating on Friday before a formal in the evening. 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Murrumba Secondary State College for comment on the incident. 

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