Riverhead Central School District holds special meeting following 2 recent hate crime incidents

The school's superintendent, Dr. Augustine Tornatore, maintains that the district’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) plan is sufficient.

News 12 Staff

Sep 26, 2023, 11:13 AM

Updated 209 days ago

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The Riverhead Central School District board held a special Board of Education meeting Tuesday following the discovery of swastikas at the high school.
The letter dated Sept. 22 says the students known to be sitting in the desks were interviewed and their parents were notified.
The school’s superintendent, Dr. Augustine Tornatore, maintains that the district’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) plan is sufficient, and they took action against the people believed to be responsible for using racial slurs and shoving young children.
Tornatore says there is a board meeting coming up where the incidents will be publicly addressed.
The NAACP Long Island branch president and his supporters say they will be there.


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