Superintendent: ‘There Is Absolutely No Place For Hate In Our Schools’

FRAMINGHAM – ‘There is absolutely no place for hate in our schools,” Framingham Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay told the media during a press conference held outside of the Christa McAuliffe Library this morning.

The press conference was held a day after a second hate note was left for a fifth grade student at Hemenway Elementary School. The first note was left on Friday. The second note was left for the girl, 10, who is a Muslim, on Tuesday, after the long holiday weekend.

Source was the first media outlet to publish about the hateful notes Tuesday afternoon. 

One of the notes said “I will kill you.” The other said “you’re a terrorist.”

Tremblay, like he said on Tuesday to Source, said “this is a community problem.”

Standing with the Superintendent during the press conference, were many religious leaders in the City of Framingham.

“This is not a Framingham problem. This is not a Hemenway problem,” said Tremblay to the media. “This is a pervasive problem around hate that we have to take a stand on and address.”

Tremblay said the district, along with Framingham Police, is investigating the notes.

“We take this very seriously,” said Tremblay, who said the district has yet to identify who “authored” the note.


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