Elementary School Principal Sends Letter To Parents About Hate-Filled Language

Steve Miller
November 02, 2018 - 7:43 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The principal at an Evanston elementary school was so concerned about what some of his students were saying, he sent a letter to all the parents.

The principal of Lincolnwood Elementary has asked parents to talk to their children about "evil, hate-filled language" that he said makes black students unwelcome. 

For instance, students using the N-word. And some students saying, "I want to know why black children come to this school."

After the letter went out to parents, the principal led a "peace assembly" this week.

District 65 Superintendent Paul Goren tells WBBM Newsradio that the principal's efforts are "impressive first steps." He said he supports the principal and that "hate will never be welcome."

He wrote in a statement: "We recognize that everyone may not always feel that way and for this reason we remain committed to our equity and anti-racism efforts."

Lincolnwood Elementary is a kindergarten through fifth grade school.