Local school investigating discrimination claims

Posted at 9:22 AM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 09:42:13-05

Emotions ran high on both sides during the presidential race and some schools in Michigan are working to keep them from spilling over in the classroom.

One of those schools is DeWitt Junior High, where a 7th grade girl claims classmates formed a wall around her and told her to go back to Mexico.

DeWitt Superintendent John Deiter hasn't confirmed that incident to us. He says he's looking into ways to teach kids a message of unity after the election.

"Kids came to school with a lot of questions and concerns yesterday [Wednesday], after the election. It's been an emotional period on the national scene. And I think some kids were reacting to that," said Deiter. "We've had some reports of some other incidences that we are looking into as well and I think what we have to take away from it is we have to help our students process their world."

The school is still investigating the claims reported from Wednesday. The superintendent hopes to have an anti-discrimination plan put together soon.