9.28.2021 South~West Middle School Graffiti

9.28.2021 South~West Middle School Graffiti Incident
Posted on 09/28/2021

Dear South~West Middle School Community,

Hateful graffiti including a racial slur was found in one of our restrooms today.  This graffiti is extremely offensive to the entire school community and will not be tolerated at South~West Middle School.  An investigation is underway and the offensive graffiti has been removed.  Please know that those identified as involved in this misconduct will be held accountable and appropriately disciplined. 

Moving forward, we will use this incident as an opportunity to reinforce that as a school community, we stand for respect and inclusion.  At South~West Middle School, we pride ourselves on providing a safe and welcoming learning environment for staff and students.  We will continue to emphasize these values at every opportunity inside and outside the classroom.

If you or your student have concerns about this incident, please feel free to reach out to me at 617-984-8729 or via email at dereklakey@quincypublicschools.com.  Assistant Principal Susan Foley (susanfoley@quincypublicschools.com) and Guidance Counselors Shane Abboud (shaneabboud@quincypublicschools.com) and Jill Kyranis (jillkyranis@quincypublicschools.com) are available to speak with you or your student as well. 

Sincerely,

Derek C. Lakey

Principal