School to get new leadership amid racial harassment probe

BOSTON (AP) — New leadership is coming to the Boston Latin School after racially charged incidents roiled the nation’s oldest public school this year.

Boston Public School Superintendent Tommy Chang will announce his pick for interim headmaster, as well as other leadership posts Tuesday at City Hall. He’ll be joined by Mayor Marty Walsh and School Committee Chair Michael O’Neill.

Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta resigned last week following March’s announcement by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Massachusetts that it was launching an investigation into allegations of racial harassment and discrimination made by community members and civil rights organizations.

A school district report also found administrators at the storied high school failed to adequately respond to a student’s threat to lynch a 15-year-old black classmate. Boston Latin was founded April 23, 1635.

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