Elite private schoolboys charged over 'disturbing' footage
Two students from an exclusive boys' private school have been charged with filming and distributing "humiliating" sexually explicit material.
The two 17-year-olds from St Peter's College in Adelaide were reported on August 31 and 30 and will appear at Adelaide Youth Court at a later date.
It is understood that the "invasive" material was recorded at a party after an annual inter-college football match between the $25,855-a-year school and the elite Prince Alfred College.
St Peter's College said in a statement that it was aware of the incident, which "occurred at a private party", and was helping police in its investigations.
The Anglican school added: "The school takes any allegations involving students very seriously. St Peter's College has high expectations of our students and the ways in which they behave - whether or not they are on school grounds.
"We have already and continue to take very firm action."
Parents told the Adelaide Advertiser last night they were "surprised" at the news and had not heard from the school.
"They should have told parents rather than let speculation run wild," one said.
St Peter's College is the most expensive school in South Australia and recently bought the neighbouring former Sanitarium factory site for extra playing fields and parking space.
It was established in 1847 and famous alumni include three Nobel laureates, 42 Rhodes scholars and 10 state premiers.
Its website states: "At Saints, in addition to academia, our focus is the character shaping of boys and young men - developing a sense of service, courage, commitment, integrity, morality and honour."