Teen arrested for explicit images of Bacchus Marsh Grammar students

Eddie Russell

A teenager has been arrested for distributing a fake nude video which features the faces of female students from Bacchus Marsh Grammar.

The video, which was distributed as late as June 7 via Instagram and Snapchat, used AI to manipulate the photos of 50 students from year 9 to year 12 onto nude images.

Police are continuing to investigate and the teenager has been released pending further inquiries.

Bacchus Marsh Grammar acting principal Kevin Richardson confirmed those targeted by the video attend Bacchus Marsh Grammar and said the school, which found out about the images on Monday, June 10, would offer its full support.

“Bacchus Marsh Grammar has been made aware of the production and circulation of video content that includes images of students from the school community,” he said.

“The wellbeing of Bacchus Marsh Grammar students and their families is of paramount importance to the school and is being addressed.”

“All students affected are being offered support from our wellbeing staff.”

Mr Richardson said the school would continue to co-operate with police but had not heard further details since Tuesday, June 11.

“Media reports indicate that a teenage boy has been arrested in relation to this matter, however, at this stage the school has not been contacted by Victoria Police with an update,” he said.

“As the matter is currently with Victoria Police, Bacchus Marsh Grammar will not be making any further public comment at this time and request that the school’s privacy and wellbeing of students be respected.”