Superintendent: Loudoun Co. students engaged in 'hateful and derogatory' comments online

Superintendent: Loudoun Co. students engaged in 'hateful and derogatory' comments online

Loudoun County, Virginia, public schools alerted parents on Friday that some middle schoolers had engaged in “hateful and derogatory” comments in a school system-sponsored online chat room. Superintendent Scott Ziegler said in a message to parents that a small number of students made the comments in a Google chat room that included “a large number of middle school students.” He said the messages were read by students from “multiple schools across the division,” and were discovered by monitoring software and by reports from students. Ziegler said administrators are investigating. In the meantime, the chat room feature for middle school students will be deactivated. “Loudoun County Public Schools rejects and condemns the use of hate speech and racial slurs of any kind,” Ziegler said. “As a community of learners committed to …
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