The Council Rock School District’s superintendent has penned a letter to parents about vandalism and harassment reported at Council Rock High School North in Newtown Township following Tuesday’s presidential election.
Dr. Robert Fraser wrote to parents about several incidents in the high school that have been uncovered in the wake of Republican Donald Trump being elected the next president.
From the superintendent:
One incident occurred in a girls’ restroom, where on a hanging piece of paper someone wrote ‘I Love Trump,’ a derogatory comment about people who are gay, and drew three swastikas. In a different girls’ restroom, someone wrote the following graffiti directly onto a toilet paper dispenser: ‘If Trump wins, watch out!’ In a boys’ restroom, two swastikas were drawn directly onto a restroom stall. In addition, a Latina student found that a note had been placed in her backpack telling her to return to Mexico. There is a related report of inappropriate comments being made to Latino students as well.
“I cannot emphasize strongly enough how inappropriate these actions are and that they simply will not be tolerated,” Fraser said.
The district and township police have opened investigations into the incidents, according to Fraser, who believes the actions are likely that of a small group of students.
He warned the students and parents that the acts of vandalism and harassment will not be tolerated.
The superintendent told parents that he hopes “we can collectively wrap our arms around this issue and stop any further incidents from occurring.” He said, “We are better than this, and ours is a community that must be based upon a mutual respect for ALL people, and ALL of Council Rock.”