Parents will voice their concerns on Friday after a year-old video containing “racist hate speech” led to a fight between two students at Quincy High School earlier this week.
The brawl erupted after the rejection of a video created outside of school over a year ago, but recently shared among students on social media.
Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Kevin Mulvey and Quincy High School Principal Lawrence Taglieri sent a letter to parents informing them of the incident, describing it as “extremely disturbing” to the community.
“There are clearly cultural and climate issues that require collaboration with outside resources and strategic planning in order to move forward with strengthening our schools as safe and supportive environments,” wrote administrators. “The altercation has been seen by many students and staff and is extremely disturbing to the entire school community.”
The district hired Walker Therapeutic, a behavioral and educational services program, to help staff at Quincy High School resolve the issue with the students in a meeting on Wednesday.
Parents and guardians will have the chance to participate in virtual community forums with Walker Therapeutic Friday at 3 p.m. and Monday at 5 p.m. at Quincy High School.
“These are immediate responses to the ongoing work that will continue to be done daily with students through community building, health education and interventions, and peer mentoring,” wrote the directors in the joint declaration.