Police and school officials in Wilton are investigating a Twitter account in which some individual — believe to be a high school student — is sending out racist and hateful messages regarding the people in town.
The account has sparked controversy and frustration among town residents who aren’t happy that this hateful speech is spewing online.
A Patch contributor, Heather Borden Herve, took the issue head-on by publishing two opinion pieces: “,” and “.”
“It is my hope that we can send a clear, unequivocal and united message that this kind of behavior does not represent our community and that it will not be tolerated,” Dr. Gary Richards, superintendent of schools, told the Wilton Board of Education.
But apart from dealing with this issue, Herve tackled a few other examples of racism or bias, including East Haven Mayor Jose Maturo’s statements on how he would support the Latino community by having tacos.
“Indeed, prejudice seems to be alive and well here in Connecticut,” Heather said.
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