Two students at a private school in South Australia have been suspended after they filmed themselves hanging a black baby doll from a tree.
The Trinity College students, believed to be in year 11 or 12, posted a video on Snapchat recently.
The footage shows the girls in uniform laughing as they used their hats to hang the doll from a tree.
Nick Hately, Trinity College headmaster told 7 News he was "appalled" at the footage.
The students were given a baby doll each as part of a parenting training class.
"These two girls thought it would be funny to do what they did," he said.
"We've worked through them why it wasn't."
The girls were suspended for the end of last week and the beginning of this week for "property damage and bringing the school into disrepute by sharing the video on social media".
But Hately said it wasn't racially motivated.
"Our conclusion is that it's not racially motivated.
"This isn't something we've just guessed. We've spoken with them extensively and they were mortified at the idea that it might have been."
This article has been amended to correct the location of the school. Newshub apologises for the error.