Combating Racism at Grand Haven High School

Posted at 10:49 PM, Mar 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-26 23:06:55-04

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — Racist comments have been reported throughout the past six months at Grand Haven High School.  Tuesday evening, the community came together with the district looking for ways to combat racism and bullying in schools.  The meeting was emotional for many who came to share their support and disgust.

Grand Haven Superintendent, Keith Konarska says, the students who made the comments have been punished.  The school is working with the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance and is training students and teachers to combat the problem.

Parents say it’s not enough and that those students should be prosecuted for hate crimes.

Fox 17 news spoke with two students who say they’re victims.  They say they hope this can be a lesson and inspire change.