The Garaway Local School District (“District”) is sorry to share that it was recently informed of a social media post, made by a student on a private account and while school was out of session, containing numerous inappropriate and racially derogatory remarks. Due to student privacy, we are unable to share specifics, but let there be no doubt that the District is disheartened by the video and strongly condemns the use of racial slurs and incendiary language. The matter is currently under District investigation and the District is working with legal authorities and its administrative team to determine appropriate legal and disciplinary action.
There is no place for racism of any kind in our society. The District would like to use this reprehensible action as a catalyst for something good. To that extent, the District is raising money for the United Way Fund for Progress on Race in America to help provide grants to organizations and individuals working on making progress on issues of race. The District encourages its students, families, and the community at large, to join us in this effort.