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Superintendent: Wellesley High School student posted racist content on social media site

WELLESLEY, Mass. — Wellesley High School officials are investigating after they say a student at the school posted racist content on a social media site called “Discord.”

In a letter to the school community, Wellesley Public Schools Superintendent David Lussier said school officials became aware of the racist postings earlier this week. Other students who learned of these postings reported it to school officials.

“As the investigation into this incident continued during the week, our team learned that the breadth of these postings was even greater than originally known, with racial slurs used to target Black/African Americans, Muslims, Asians, and Jews,” Lussier wrote. “The fact that these posts were intended to be anonymous does not detract from the disturbing reality that any member of our community would think this is acceptable. It is not.”

Lussier, who decried the racist content saying it “does not confirm with our district’s core values,” did not provide further details on the investigation or say whether they have identified the student who made the postings.

“Our work to ensure that all students, staff, and families feel welcomed, safe, and a sense of belonging in WPS can only be successful through continued partnership between and among our students, staff, parents, and community members,” he wrote. “Working together, we must continue to do the hard work of living and modeling or core values every day.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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