Police investigating racial slur, ‘vile language’ that disrupted online learning at two Needham schools – News – Wicked Local

“These were cowardly, contemptible, and despicable acts that caused a significant disruption but will not detract from our learning or undermine our values of respect, equity, and community,” said Superintendent of Needham Public Schools Dan Gutekanst.

Needham police are investigating incidents involving “racist, ugly, and hurtful language and taunts” and a racial slur used by an elementary school student that disrupted remote learning instruction at two Needham schools this week.

Superintendent of Needham Public Schools Dan Gutekanst notified the school community of the “hate-filled” incidents in an email sent around 7 p.m. Tuesday.

On Monday and Tuesday, “an unknown person or persons managed to get into several Zoom sessions and disrupt classrooms at Pollard [Middle School] with racist, ugly, and hurtful language and taunts,” Gutekanst wrote; adding a description of a second incident at Sunita L. Williams Elementary School involving a student who directed a racial slur toward another student

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