Marion Public Schools is responding after a picture of two students holding a racist sign is circulating on social media.
In a letter, Marion Public Schools Superintendent Steve Brimmer says:
“We would like to express deep sadness and regret for the choices made by one of our students. Inappropriate words and actions can quickly damage groups of people, family values and ancestral heritage. While we are unable to manage individual choices made in a minute by minute timeframe, we are able to help students learn from mistakes, take action to repair the harm, and continue to educate our students in the right and proper ways to treat others. We will continue to work with our school community to educate them on what is, and isn’t, appropriate on issues that are discussed in person and/or social media.”
The school district has not shared information on any possible punishment or next steps the district will take.
9&10 News has a crew working to speak with Marion Public Schools and will have more details tonight on 9&10 News at 5 and 6.