Five former Brighton Secondary College students had told federal court of physical and verbal bullying

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Staff at a Melbourne high school had an “inexplicable and unusual tolerance” for antisemitic graffiti and failed to take complaints made by Jewish students and their families seriously, the federal court has ruled.

The five former students, who alleged they endured years of antisemitic bullying, sued Brighton Secondary College, in Melbourne’s south-east, and the state of Victoria for failing to protect them as Jewish students from racial discrimination.

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