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Council Rock Superintendent Dr. Robert Fraser Apologizes For Anti-Semitic Hate Emails Sent to Distract Students and Staff

Council Rock Superintendent Dr. Robert Fraser Apologizes For Anti-Semitic Hate Emails Sent to Distract Students and Staff | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

Several offensive emails were sent from a student's email account to high school students and staff members in the district.

 

In an email to Council Rock families, Superintendent Robert Fraser said the district has turned the matter over to local police.

 

"We are operating on extremely limited information at this time, and I ask everyone to reserve forming any conclusions until this matter can be fully investigated," Fraser said. "Regardless of the results of this investigation, I am sorry that many of you have received such an offensive email. The Council Rock School District takes this matter seriously, and we will keep you informed as we learn more."

 

The email, which was received by numerous students from both Council Rock high schools and by Council Rock staff members, was turned over to authorities out of concern that one or more student's email accounts was hacked and because the content of the email "possibly included anti-Semitic messaging," Fraser said.

 

"We treat anti-Semitic language and hate speech of any kind with the greatest seriousness, as it directly goes against our belief system as an inclusive school district," he said.

johnmacknewtown's insight:

It appears that the student account from which these emails were sent was hacked.

 

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johnmacknewtown's curator insight, January 27, 8:21 AM

It appears that the student account from which these emails were sent was hacked.

 

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