The Nov. 2 Salt Lake Tribune article about a boy who wore a Nazi uniform to his elementary school’s Halloween celebration was a missed opportunity to begin to understand and heal our community.

Reported just as a dramatic news article about the suspension of a principal and teacher for allowing a student to wear of Nazi costume in a school parade, the article only served to ignite more ignorance instead of enlightenment.

Our community leaders and stakeholders need to investigate further the sources of such purported hatred possibly underlying this dramatic event.

Why does such hatred exist? Why can’t the school district and community begin to unite behind an informed dialogue and explore the fears that may form such emotional outcries and behavior?

Tribune readers deserve an informed article that increases the understanding of what occurred and what we as a society can do to begin to heal these divisions instead of just simple news reporting of superficial facts.

Tab L. Uno, Clearfield