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In a letter sent this week to the Enterprise and published
on the district website, school board president Deborah Lennon and Superintendent
Gerald Goldman acknowledged that they "appeared indifferent, and for this we
are deeply sorry." According to Lennon, the district has launched a review of
policies designed to stop bullying and harassment.
The case was first reported July 2nd in the Plattsburgh Press Republican. According to the newspaper, other kids allegedly began the bulling campaign more than a year ago, including a MySpace page that mocked the girl for her dark skin and urged her to commit suicide. The case was the subject of debate this week at the Saranac Lake school board meeting. This girl's mother, Amy Oliveras, also reported the harassment to Saranac Lake police who've launched their own investigation. In its public letter school district officials in Saranac Lake asked for help from the public, writing "hate does not come to children naturally. It is learned and when children are exposed to hate at home, in the media, in our community, in the digital world or at school, we are all damaged."