11.9.2021 Quincy High School Incident

11.9.2021 Quincy High School Incident
Posted on 11/09/2021

Dear Quincy High School Staff, Students, Parents, and Guardians,

 

We are writing to inform you that there was a physical altercation between two Quincy High School students at the end of the school day that was the result of a video created by one of the students that contained racist hate speech.  The video was created outside of school over a year ago but recently shared between students on social media.  As in last week’s incident, today’s altercation is the result of students’ ability to communicate impulsively and without the maturity to understand the consequences of their actions.  The altercation was witnessed by many students and staff and is extremely disturbing to the entire school community. 

 

While identifying the issues of racism and hate speech are easily done, the more difficult work is to address the root causes of these conflicts and support the students and staff affected.  There are clearly issues with culture and climate that require collaboration with outside resources and strategic planning in order to move forward with reinforcing our schools as safe and supportive environments.

 

Quincy Public Schools has engaged Walker Therapeutic staff to assist Quincy High School staff in meeting with students on Wednesday, November 10 from 8:15 am to 10:30 am in the Quincy High School auditorium.  There will be opportunities for all parents and guardians to participate in community forums in collaboration with Walker Therapeutic on Friday, November 12 at 3:00 pm (virtually) and on Monday, November 15 at 5:00 pm at Quincy High School.  (Additional details about these will be shared tomorrow.)  These are immediate responses to the ongoing work that will continue to be done with students on a daily basis through community building, health education and interventions, and peer mentoring.

 

As always, please contact us at the phone numbers or emails below with your concerns.

 

Sincerely,

 

Kevin W. Mulvey, J.D., Superintendent of Schools

617-984-8701

kevinmulvey@quincypublicschools.com

 

Lawrence Taglieri, Quincy High School Principal

617-376-3352

lawrencetaglieri@quincypublicschools.com