May 20, 2022 | By: Mary Balstad

Fosston School District Speaks Out Against Offensive Photo

The Fosston School District has spoken out against a photo on social media depicting students in actions they are calling offensive and inappropriate.

Two students are posing in the picture, where one is on the ground and the other is kneeling with his knee on the former’s throat. George Floyd and former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin are tagged in the photo as well.

The school district released a statement from their Facebook page reprimanding the actions by the students. According to the statement, the picture also had a “deeply inappropriate and offensive” comment attached to it. Superintendent Sue Chase remarks in the statement that this incident does not reflect the values of the school community. It continues, “…we are extremely disappointed with what we saw today.”

The statement says appropriate action has been taken per district policy. Further details cannot be shared as the situation involves minors.

“What I can say is that hate has no home in Fosston Public Schools,” Chase writes. “We are committed to ensuring a safe, welcoming and positive learning environment in each of our schools…This is a commitment we take very seriously…”

Statement from District 601
Credit: Fosston Public Schools

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