FRAMINGHAM – A “hate symbol” was found in a bathroom at one of Framingham’s elementary schools today, January 12.
“As school was being dismissed today it was reported to the office that a hate symbol had been drawn inside a stall in the west wing boys’ bathroom. We immediately closed the boys’ bathroom and the custodian washed the symbol off the door,” acoording to an email that went to parents, after 5 p.m.
The Principal wrote that she appreciated and applauded the students, who brought the symbol to the attention of the school.
“We are extremely concerned that one of our students would do this. This incident will not be tolerated, as it is offensive to all members of our community. Tomorrow we will meet with students as needed and hold open circle meetings in all fourth and fifth grade classrooms to ensure that students know we are aware of the situation and that we, as a Hemenway family, will continue to stand: Hemenway Tigers Respect Themselves, Hemenway Tigers Respect Others, Hemenway Tigers Our School, Hemenway Tigers Persevere,” wrote Principal Liz Simon.