A teacher at the school had also made disparaging comments towards Chinese students.
A New Zealand student has been caught on camera racially abusing a Chinese student.
In the footage, which has been circling around on Chinese social media, the Pākehā student is heard saying “Go back to your ching-chong landia. I don’t care where you go back to, don’t come and annoy me.”
According to Stuff, the incident occurred at Westlake Boys High School on the North Shore in New Zealand; a high school that is regarded as a one of top schools in Auckland.
A teacher of the school has also reportedly been “dealt with” after making “disparaging comments towards Chinese students,” Stuff reports. The teacher also called the students “idiots” with “rich parents”.
Principal of the school, David Ferguson, said, “we have been working with the family of the student involved in the incident on the video and are continuing to offer our support.”
The bullies are reportedly facing disciplinary processes whilst the teacher who was “dealt with” has apologised to the school and to the students.
“Similarly, an occasion involving insensitive comments allegedly made by a staff member has also been dealt with, and all staff have been reminded of their duties around fairness and tolerance.”
“Our school has high expectations of all of our young men and all of our staff. Our goal always is to provide a safe and inclusive environment – based on respect for all cultures – so that all of our students without exception, can be successful.”
“We do not believe that there is any chance of a similar mistake being made again.”
TVNZ reports Chinese Maori Party candidate Wetex Kang is helping student victims of the racist incidents that occurred at the school.
“This kind of bullying has lasted for one month,” Kang said. “At the beginning, a teacher was alleged to have called the students ‘idiots’ with ‘rich parents'”.
“The principal only asked the teacher to apologise to the students. After that, some local students started to bully those Chinese students.”
The parents of the student who was bullied asked for help from the Chinese community and were directed to Kang.
“The victims called police for help at once but they did not get any response from the police,” Kang said. “Last Friday, three Chinese students were seriously assaulted by some local students again.”