Police are investigating an Instagram account set up by students at a private boys’ school to vote for the “Slut of 2016.”   The account was created by two Year 11 Brighton Grammar School students so they could upload photos of girls without their knowledge.

The account named ys_academy_puspus (ys stands for young sluts) has been taken down after it was reported to the authorities on Saturday by a mother in Melbourne who saw photos of her daughter on the page. The account also contained photos of other girls as young as 11 or 12 wearing provocative clothes.

The mother received a threatening phone call after speaking out about the Instagram account on her Facebook page. The caller claimed that the boys were simply having fun.

Brighton Grammar School

Brighton Grammar School students uploaded photos of girls on Instagram without their permission. Credit: Pixabay/YashilG

Victoria Police spokeswoman Anthoula Moutis said that the matter is currently under investigation. Moutis added that it would be inappropriate to comment further before everything is known.

Based on reports, one photo showed a girl wearing a bikini and a white singlet top with the caption describing the sex acts she would perform on the boys. Other photos show young girls wearing their school uniforms.

Brighton Grammar School released a statement saying it already suspended the boys involved on Monday.  The school’s Headmaster Ross Featherston said that the boys’ actions were disgraceful and unacceptable and reassured everyone that what the boys did does not reflect the values of the school.

“The Instagram post is disgraceful and does not reflect the values of BGS,” the headmaster said in a statement released on Monday. “Disrespectful behavior on any social media site is simply unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”

Featherston spoke to the boys’ parents and the parents of two girls whose photos were also uploaded online.  The headmaster said that he will continue offering support to these girls and their families.