Framingham Investigating Racist Statement on Social Media By High School Student

FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Public Schools is investigating a racist statement made by a Framingham High student on social media.

“It has come to my attention that there is a racist social media post circulating online in the community. The image depicts a student at Framingham High School making the post,” said the Framingham High Principal Monday afternoon.

“The administration is aware of this and has been in contact with the family and the proper authorities. We take this matter very seriously and will conduct a thorough investigation,” said Principal Carolyn Banach.

The social media post uses the “N-word” and is derogatory to a race of individuals. The social media post and photo circulating this weekend, shows a white Framingham High female.

Editor’s Note: SOURCE has been aware of the post since yesterday and has chosen not to post the photo as it identifies the student. SOURCE has spoken to Police, the Superintendent of Schools, the Principal, and the head of security for the school district about the post, and chose to wait until the school released a statement before posting.

“There is no place for hatred in our school community.  We condemn all acts of racism, bigotry, and hatred. Framingham High School is rich in diversity and it is a privilege to teach and learn in our strong and vibrant school community,” said Principal Banach.

The student has told the school district the post is fake, and that she did not make that statement.

The incident is being investigated.

This is the second incident of ethnic and racial slurs used by students this weekend in Framingham.

Yesterday, SOURCE reported about anti-semitic slurs at the middle school level.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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