Wayland, Mass. (WHDH) – Wayland Superintendent of Schools Dr. Omar Easy said he was overwhelmed by the support from his schoolmates and the school community on Thursday after a racist message was found.
The racial slur, which was aimed at Easy, who is black and has headed the district since 2021, was found Wednesday morning at a community building near the high school.
The very next day, residents of the city were seen standing in front of the high school and condemning the embassy.
The sentiment was echoed by superintendents across the region.
In a statement, they said: “…we condemn this act of hate and racism which is both despicable and unacceptable. Together we stand in solidarity with our colleague Dr. Easy, who brings an unwavering commitment to educational equity to his work.”
Easy said he is still handling the incident.
“At this point it’s still numb for me, I’m still processing a little bit, but you know the support from so many of our residents in the community, our faculty and administrative staff here has really kept me going,” he said he . “I’m just overwhelmed, I think the support of my colleagues alone has set the stage for what the Superintendents in this Commonwealth believe in and the work we need to do.”
The police are continuing to investigate the incident.
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