Update! MUST READ as of 2/9/13 5:20 pm RICHVIEW FACULTY RESPONDS TO “RACIST” LETTER
This cannot be real life. Are you kidding me? I came across this letter on my twitter timeline and immediately thought it was a joke! I then googled the school, the principal and vice principal on the letter and it is indeed a real school (school name, letterhead, and faculty). There names are Principal: Sam Miceli and Vice Principal: Lucie Kletke. The school, Richview Collegiate Institute is a secondary school located in Toronto. There are about 1000 students enrolled in the urban high school.
My question is, did a disgruntled student come across some school letterhead and type up this fake letter to slander the school? I cannot imagine someone on the staff actually typing this up and sending it out to students and teachers! Are there only a handful of black students on campus and only white students got them? I have so many unanswered questions!
The letter reads verbatim:
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Dear teachers and students,
As of late the safety of our students’ has been brought into question. Due to a frequent increase in student robberies and fights this letter has been sent out to inform students on safety precautions that are to be taken to protect their well being. Personal belongings are to be kept with you at all times. Do not leave any belongings in the change room as they may be stolen. In the halls avoid eye contact with African American students. They have a higher chance of becoming aggressive when confronted. Due to their aggressiveness African American students will be made to pay an extra fee of $1.50 per purchase in the cafeteria.
Thank you for your co-operation,
Ok, I found quite a few grammatical errors in this letter that I would not expect a school secretary to make. However, even as a prank, it shines a really negative light on Richview Collegiate Institute. For more information about the school, click the link below and read their Wikipedia page.