Brit teachers accused of calling pupils ‘monkeys’ and ‘slaves’ in 40 complaints

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Shocking allegations have been made against teachers at a Brit school claiming staff called pupils "monkey " and "slaves."

An investigation into the accusations has been delayed after 40 separate complaints of racism were received.

Allegations include students allegedly being told to "go back to where you came."

The shocking claims were made at St Augustine's High School in Edinburgh, Scotland, where other kids also complained of being told "Muslims are terrorists' and "Chinese people eat dogs."

A statement submitted to the investigation claims senior management "would never do anything about the situation" despite receiving complaints.

The City of Edinburgh Council has launched an investigation as an 'absolute priority', but it has exceeded the predicted deadline of September 25 for a report to be issued, and no further date has been set.

The local authority has said it is carrying out final interviews, reports Daily Record.

Law student Miguel Chui who studies at Edinburgh University, is representing pupils.

In June, 30 separate allegations were made prompting the launch of an investigation, but since then another ten have been made.

Mr Chui said: "The school has remained completely silent on the issue, providing absolutely no assurance to pupils that the school is committed to rooting out racism.

"What pupils want to see is accountability.

"Visible accountability is needed in order to restore public trust and confidence in our schools.

"Without accountability, it is fair to say that the message remains: you will get away with racism."

He previously said: "Phrases such as 'go back to where you came from', 'Muslims are terrorists' and 'Chinese people eat dogs' are commonly heard from pupils and when reported will often result in silence from senior staff."

A statement submitted to the investigation claimed: "There have been countless times where I have been called names such as "monkey" or "slave" and when I would report it to senior management they would never do anything about the situation."

A City of Edinburgh Council spokesman said: "The ongoing investigation is an absolute priority to the council and we've been keeping the complainants regularly updated as to our progress.

"We fully understand any disappointment that the deadlines set at the start of the investigation could not be met but the investigation must be thoroughly carried out even if that means it takes longer.

"We are determined to learn all lessons from any investigation and issues of equality are of paramount importance.

"Final interviews are currently underway and we will keep those involved updated as to when the final report will be completed and our next steps."

Daily Star Online has approached St Augustine's High School for comment.

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