Hate Speech incident By A Student Reported In Frederick County Public Schools

The School System says it will not tolerate this type of behavior.

Frederick, Md (KM) An incident involving hate speech has been reported in Frederick County Public Schools. Officials says a high school student posted a message on social media which contains hate speech and racial slurs. That student has been identified, and the School System says that person will be disciplined.

“Racism and hate speech have no place in our community, not in our schools,”: says a statement issued by the School System and signed by Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Dyson and Board of Education President Brad Young.

It also says the School System is committed to ensuring that every member of the community is valued, accepted and welcome., and that this incident means the School System must continue its efforts to create an “inclusive and safe environment” for everyone.

In its statement, the School System says it pledges itself “to dedicate resources, staff and training to foster an environment that promotes safety and welfare of our entire school community.”

Anyone who witnesses and/or experiences any form of discrimination, harassment, and/or intimidation is urged to alert a school administrator or contact the central office. and completing the Bullying, Harassment or Intimidation Reporting form, the School System statement says.

By Kevin McManus