Carmel BOE Condemns Hate Crime

Carmel BOE Condemns Hate Crime

Dear Carmel Parents and Community,

It has come to the attention of the Board of Education that on Wednesday, September 20 there was a chalk drawing of a swastika and the words Adolf Hitler on the tennis court of Carmel High School. We, as the Board of Education, condemn this act of antisemitism, and are committed to fostering a safe learning environment free from discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to fostering a district that places diversity, equity, and inclusion as our cornerstone, promoting the fair treatment and participation of all students.  During this holy time of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, it is reprehensible to be reminded that such hatred exists. We will do all that we can to make sure that this incident of hate is addressed and will continue to do the work that ensures that all of our students are safe and respected in each of our schools.

We join the administration in urging anyone with information about this antisemitic vandalism to step forward, and advise any students or parents with concerns to reach out to their building leadership or guidance counselors for assistance.

The Carmel Central School District Board of Education
Dawn Dall, President
Valerie Crocco, Vice President
John C. Curzio II
Jordi Douglas
Melissa Orser
Jason Paraskeva
James Wise
Joe McGrath, Interim Superintendent of Schools

Author: Harlem Valley News