Hemenway Elementary Student Apologizes For Drawing ‘Hate Symbol’

FRAMINGHAM – On Thursday afternoon, a “hate symbol” was found inside one of the boys bathrooms at Hemenway Elementary School.

“This morning, prior to the start of the school day, the student responsible for drawing the hate symbol came to Hemenway with his parents to apologize and take responsibility for his actions,” wrote Principal Liz Simon to parents in an email on Friday.

“We are working with the student and his parents to ensure that this does not happen again,” said Simon in the email. “Although I am disappointed that the incident occurred, I am grateful that it has been resolved. I am proud of our Hemenway community and in our ability to work together to keep us all safe.”

The symbol was found close to dismissal time, and was reported to school leaders by another student.

The incident was listed in the Framingham Police log for 6:18 p.m. on Thursday, as “suspicious activity.”

Neither Framingham Police nor Framingham Public Schools has answered requests from the media on what the symbol was.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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