ADL Condemns Racial Harassment at School, Calls for Thorough Investigation

  • March 13, 2008

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Responding to press reports that a bi-racial student at Creekside Middle School in Monument was allegedly taunted with racial slurs by classmates, the Anti-Defamation League today condemned bias-motivated harassment and bullying in schools, and called for a quick and thorough investigation of the incident.

ADL Mountain States Regional Director Bruce H. DeBoskey issued the following statement:

“Racial harassment and bullying have no place in our schools because they interfere with every student’s fundamental right to a safe learning environment. We encourage school and law enforcement authorities to investigate this incident thoroughly, and hold accountable anyone who has created an unsafe environment. As a state, we must unite and send this message loud and clear – that all people, of any color, sexual orientation, gender, ability, religion or ethnicity, are welcome, safe, protected and included in our society. Colorado is no place for hate.”