After multiple reported incidents of racist student behavior, a Park City middle school principal pens a letter to parents

The school’s administration said students will go through bullying training.

(Michelle Deininger | KPCW) Ecker Hill Middle School.

In a letter to parents Wednesday, Ecker Hill Middle School Principal Amy Jenkins said all students will go through bullying training following 25 reported incidents of discrimination and racism at school.

According to the email, the incidents involve students using racial slurs for different groups. Jenkins said they are highly offensive and make students feel unsafe.

The principal said the behavior is pervasive and often based in ignorance and influenced by social media.

On Feb. 13 and 14, Ecker Hill administration will go over expectations and possible consequences with all students.

Last year at Park City High School, the district said over 50 incidents of bigotry were recorded, including a swastika drawn on the bottom of a desk in a Jewish teacher’s classroom.

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