The Loudoun County Public Faculties this afternoon issued an alert about racist postings circulating on social media websites which are attributed to Loudoun college students. Directors are investigating the messages.
To the LCPS Center and Excessive College Communities:
This message is being despatched to all LCPS center and highschool households. Loudoun County Public Faculties (LCPS) is conscious that social media posts with racist and different inappropriate content material have been showing on varied platforms over the past 24 hours, a few of which identify LCPS faculties or are attributed to LCPS college students. Many posts are attributed to an individual who claims to be an LCPS pupil, though nobody with that identify attends our faculties.
Principals and different directors have obtained messages from involved college students and fogeys alerting us to those posts and requesting we take motion. LCPS takes every of those experiences severely. To the diploma we will, we are going to examine these points to find out if there are cures out there underneath College Board coverage and in line with the LCPS College students Rights and Tasks handbook.
There even have been social media posts about rallies and marches utilizing LCPS property. LCPS has not granted permission for any protest exercise on its campuses.
LCPS rejects racist and different hateful habits and language, recognizing that it encourages discrimination, hatred, oppression, and violence. Racism has no place in LCPS faculties, and we stay dedicated to offering a protected, empathetic, respectful and supportive studying setting with the intention to empower each pupil to make significant contributions to the world. Assets can be found on theLCPS Equity webpageto help college students and households. Please contact your faculty’s Unified Psychological Well being Workforce (UMHT) for those who want help in the way to take care of racial trauma and/or the way to talk about it together with your kids. The varsity-based UMHT contact data is situated on theLCPS Continuity of Education webpageunderneath the Psychological Well being & Wellness Assets and Scholar & Household Providers hyperlink.
We encourage households to debate these points collectively and take applicable steps to stop college students’ social media accounts from being manipulated. It is necessary for fogeys and guardians to understand how their kids are utilizing social media accounts, the kind of data they’re posting and the individuals they’re linked to on-line.
LCPS will proceed to observe this case and take motion the place we will to create and preserve a protected and respectful studying setting. We recognize households’ help and engagement when issues like this emerge.
Workplace of College Administration
Loudoun County Public Faculties
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