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Adelaide private school teacher investigated over yelling and ‘shoving’ boy

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An Adelaide private school teacher has been stood down from his role after he was caught on camera allegedly shoving a teenage boy on a train.

The incident occurred at about 3.40pm on Saturday on a train travelling between Lynton and Eden Hills Railway Stations, with footage of the alleged altercation shared to social media.

The video shows the St John’s Grammar School teacher standing in the middle of the aisle and yelling at a group of boys sitting down with their mountain bikes.

“Boys, if you think I’m not going to kick you off at the next station you’ve got another thing coming,” he yells.

“I’m not f***ing around with you kids,” he says in another clip.

One of the clips then cuts to slow motion footage, showing the teacher appearing to shove one of the teenagers as the words “Moments before disaster” appear on the screen.

On Wednesday, a South Australia Police spokesperson told the incident was still being investigated.

“A man allegedly assaulted a teenage boy and was verbally abusive towards him,” the spokesperson said.

According to 7News, not all of the incident was caught on camera.

Police have asked anyone with information about the situation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

St John’s Grammar School confirmed it was aware of the incident and the man in the footage was a “longstanding” teacher of the school.

“The teacher has been stood down indefinitely until further notice, while the school conducts an initial investigation,” the school said in a statement.

The school claims the incident did not directly involve any St John’s Grammar School students.

A letter was also sent out to parents on Monday afternoon informing them of the incident.

St John’s Grammar School is an Anglican early learning, primary and secondary school that costs just under $19,000 for students in years 10 to 12.

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