Foxwell State Secondary College at centre of ‘vile’ social media post listing students as ‘abduction material’

Georgina Noack
The Nightly
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Police and the Department of Education are investigating a post which ranked girls studying at Foxwell State Secondary College using sexist categories.
Police and the Department of Education are investigating a post which ranked girls studying at Foxwell State Secondary College using sexist categories. Credit: Mitchell McPherson/Google Maps

A Queensland high school is at the centre of a sexist ranking scandal after a social media account surfaced categorising teenage girls as “abduction material” and “unrapeable”.

Female students at Foxwell State Secondary College in Coomera on the Gold Coast were featured on the Instagram post which the ABC is reporting has since been deleted.

The anonymous account’s post, which was reported to Queensland Police, reportedly ranked the girls using sexist categories including “preorder”, “average”, and “one night stand”.

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A Queensland Police spokesman confirmed they were investigating the post after receiving a report “in relation to a cyber threat/harassment incident”.

Foxwell State Secondary College was reportedly made aware of the post on Wednesday.

Police and the Department of Education are investigating a post which ranked girls studying at Foxwell State Secondary College using sexist categories.
Foxwell State Secondary College opened in 2020 in the Gold Coast suburb of Coomera. Credit: Google Maps

The Queensland Department of Education said the school took immediate action to remove the ‘inappropriate’ post.

“The department will conduct a full investigation into the incident of this vile post and any state school student found responsible will be held accountable for their actions,” the spokesman said.

“Anyone with any knowledge or information is encouraged to contact and provide it to the school.”

They said there was no indication, at this stage that e, the post was made by a member of the school community.

It is understood the school and department are offering support to the affected students and their families, including counselling.

This ranking scandal follows one earlier this month at Yarra Valley Grammar, a private school in Victoria, where male students used similar sexist and violent terms — including ”unrapeable” — to rank their female peers.

Two boys were expelled and two others were suspended over their involvement in crafting the offensive spreadsheet, which ranked teenage girls at the school as “wifeys”, “cuties”, “mid”, “object”, and “get out”.

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