DeWitt Schools send out letter to parents about discrimination incident

Posted at 5:40 PM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 17:40:05-05

Students have come forward to report that they were discriminated against at DeWitt Junior High School, according to a letter to parents sent out by Superintendent John Deiter.

A group of students reported that some students locked arms and would not allow minority students to pass.

Deiter says the school is taking the investigation and the incident seriously. He says he and Principal Keith Cravotta will address this specifically in schools, and more broadly plans to do training and make sure that all students feel safe and accepted at school.

"I do not think it is a coincidence that these incidents happened the day after a very contentious election. This election weighed very heavily on many adults, and it has weighed very heavily on our children as well. Our children are still processing everything that they have heard and seen and they are trying to make sense of their world." Deiter said in the letter.