Tracey Brose, principal at Tamborine Mountain State High School in Queensland, took legal action against a group of parents over derogatory comments made against her in 2016
A group of parents launched an extraordinary campaign of online harassment against a school principal before one angry father ambushed her home.
Tracey Brose, principal at Tamborine Mountain State High School in Queensland, took legal action against a group of parents over derogatory remarks they made about her in 2016.
They came after other parents started a Change.org petition to encourage the education minister to reinstate Ms Brose after she was temporarily suspended.
On Facebook, and in the comments section of the petition, some parents wrote defamatory statements about Ms Brose and claimed she was a 'lying manipulative, bully, who gets off by belittling as man people as she can'.
A number of parents from Tamborine Mountain, which is the only state high school in the small community which has a population of just 7000, chose to remove their comments.
Others had planned to argue their case in court but later settled when Ms Brose asked for $150,000 in damages.
Donna and Miguel Baluskas refused to give in and spent four years trying to prove they were the victims.
The battle between the parents and principal turned volatile when Mr Baluskas stormed Ms Brose's home late on night on May 21, 2018.
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Donna and Miguel Baluskas refused to give in and spent four years trying to prove they were the victims
He demanded they let him inside but they refused.
Mr Baluskas' told them to 'open the door and talk to me or I'll open the door myself'.
Shocking footage of the incident shows Mr Baluskas smashing the glass window of Ms Brose's family home as he attempted to force his way inside.
Ms Brose's terrified children ran upstairs and barricaded themselves inside a cupboard.
His attack on the family home, which lasted 25 minutes, only ended when Ms Brose's husband threatened the furious parent with a knife.
Balukas has since been convicted of unlawful damage, 60Minutes reported.
Ms Brose said the defamation case wasn't about money but about a judge telling the parents to stop their campaign of abuse.
'I don't need money I don't need damages, I need her to say this is not okay and needs to stop. Because if she doesn't say it needs to stop what then? Next week they get back online and write more stuff? They're bashing at your door again?
'What happens to educators if we can't feel safe doing our jobs?'
Mr and Mrs Baluskas have had a vendetta against Ms Brose since their son Harrison was expelled from the school for making a 'silly' comment on a school bus.
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