US Attorney launches racial harassment investigation into Boston Latin School

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has launched an investigation into the Boston Latin School after receiving complaints of alleged racial harassment and discrimination. 

Eight civil rights organizations and other community members filed a complaint with the US Attorney’s Office about racial concerns at the school. 

The investigation comes after the school’s headmaster, Lynne Mooney Teta, recently apologized for not responding to students’ concerns about racial issues at the school sooner.

On Wednesday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Superintendent Tommy Chang released a statement about the investigation: 

We have informed the U.S. Attorney’s Office that we are happy to be fully cooperative throughout their investigation. We continue to work on launching an independent investigation that will look deeper into any allegations, the culture at Boston Latin School and make recommendations on how the district should move forward. It is always our top priority that all schools provide respectful and accepting learning environments and we welcome working in collaboration to reach a positive outcome for the kids.

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