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10-05-08, 04:14 AM #1
"Artist" allowed to trawl for kids in school ground
I wonder if these people have ever heard of "predatory behaviour"? I would not be to amused if my child went to this school.
I think this pervert needs to be hit with a brick between the eyes.
PREMIER John Brumby has demanded an investigation into how controversial artist Bill Henson was allowed to visit a Victorian primary school to find young models.
Mr Brumby has ordered an urgent inquiry into how Henson was allowed to tour the Melbourne school to look for boys and girls for his artwork, which often features children in various states of undress and nudity.
The Department of Education and Early Childhood refused to name the school, but sources last night named St Kilda Park Primary School.
Mr Brumby joined in a chorus of concern about the claims. "Such activity in a state school is completely inappropriate," he said.
"Like all parents, I have a deep concern about this sort of behaviour and I've asked the Education Minister for a full report from the department and the school on this matter."
The revelation that Henson wandered the playground at lunchtime, accompanied by the school's principal, is made in a book, The Henson Case, by journalist David Marr.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said: "If the report is accurate, I am disgusted by it. I think parents would be revolted and horrified if this were true."
Government sources said rumours the school was St Kilda Park Primary in Fitzroy St were on the mark.
An Education Department spokeswoman said the principal was no longer at the school, but would not say whether she had been sacked.
"We can say that an investigation is under way and the principal has received counselling," she said. "She is not at the school any more, but she has been counselled."
New St Kilda Park Primary principal Jenny McCrabb said the scandal was news to her.
"I start Monday and know nothing about it," she said.
School council president David Myer refused to believe Henson could be allowed around the school grounds.
"The more I think about it the more ridiculous the idea is," he said.
Sue Cato, Henson's publicist, said: "He did not wander around the school, he was supervised the whole time and followed strict protocols."
In May, police closed a Henson exhibition in Sydney, seizing 32 photographs including one of a naked girl, 12."Contrary to popular belief, you will not rise to the occasion, but will fall to the level of your training"
10-05-08, 04:54 AM #2
It makes you wonder if people even think sometimes'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
“A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” Sigmund Freud
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