CLOVIS, Calif. — A community meeting with parents and administrators was held at Buchanan High School on Monday night.
“We have a race problem and we have a problem with how we treat all individuals. Let’s make that clear, Joe Aiello, Principal of Buchanan High School.
This comes after students from Clovis Unified School District posted racially insensitive messages on social media 2 weekends ago.
The posts included hateful images and messages about slaves.
“It was saddening. You don’t want to send your kids to that kind of environment,” said Josh Fulfer, parent.
“I wasn’t surprised. It is going on in the community. It has been going on in this community,” said Chris Milton, parent.
Chris Milton, a Dad at the meeting said his son showed him the tweets. He said since they surfaced, the community is working together,” said Milton.
“Finally people are realizing that this stuff goes on and they have joined us in taking offense,” said Milton.
Each table at the meeting took turns discussing the issues of racism and other issues at school.
“It was reported that you can’t walk around this campus and feel truly comfortable being on campus,” said a school counselor.
Parents also came up with solutions with faculty members, including teacher training, social media education, anti bullying classes and more.
“It sounds like we need to have more meetings, we need to get things in place,” said Aiello.
Clovis Unified School District Officials said they are taking all comments and suggestions to heart and say the incident is still under investigation.
For Chris Milton, this meeting makes him believe change could be coming.
“I do feel hopeful my prayer is that it is consistent,” said Milton.
The Buchanan High School Principal said he will be holding more meetings to continue coming up with solutions.