Henry Turner, the principal at Newton North, sent the following email regarding an incident that occurred at North yesterday morning. Here’s the text:
Dear North Families,
I am writing to you regarding a deeply troubling incident that took place at our school yesterday. As you may have heard or seen on social media, yesterday a car drove around the circle on Tiger Drive waving a large Confederate flag from the window. The incident was immediately reported to police and our Deans began to investigate. A small group of North students have now been identified as involved and we are taking appropriate action.
Please know that we take this incident very seriously. Newton North is committed to creating a school community that is welcoming and inclusive for all. There are members of the North community who are deeply upset and hurt by the actions of these individuals. At North we strive to celebrate our diversity and create safe and supportive learning environments for all. Therefore I look forward to working with our students and staff in working to repair and move forward from this incident.
We will be working with our faculty and student leaders to determine the most effective way to address this incident and move forward. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Henry J. Turner, Ed.D
Newton North High School