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Lewiston-Porter School District responds to racist flyer targeting school

Posted at 6:06 PM, Apr 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-11 18:06:40-04

LEWISTON, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Lewiston-Porter Central School District is responding to racist material that has been distributed throughout the community.

The district says the material targets the school and they have been in contact with the Niagara County District Attorney and plan to seek damages.

Read the full Lewiston-Porter Central School District statement below:

"Recently our school district community has been the target of a vile, defamatory and racist flyer that targets our school and the students and families we serve. The flyer was brought to the attention of administration and the immediate response was one of disgust and condemnation. As a school district that stresses the importance of acceptance and tolerance and celebrates and embraces diversity, this material sickens us. We have been in contact with our school attorney, the District Attorney and law enforcement and should we discover the author of this filth, we will seek damages to the fullest extent of the law. Lewiston-Porter School District will not tolerate racism of any shape or form. While we wish that in this day and age that we would not have to address such a vile issue, it is clear that this ugliness is still prevalent not only in our community, but across our country. We are appreciative of the people who have reached out to us to share their thoughts and concerns. We want to assure you that this hatred will not be tolerated at our district. We will continue to foster a climate of respect, acceptance and inclusion for all and we will not stand for this. Be assured that as a district and a community that we will accept this challenge and hopefully come out stronger in the end."