A Message From the Superintendent & NAHS Principal
Dear North Andover Families and Staff,
On Tuesday, our high school administration received a report of a drawing of a swastika found in one of the locker room showers following our team’s use of a neighboring community’s facility. Please know that as a school community, we do not tolerate any acts of discrimination against religion, national origin, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, homelessness or age. We take reports of such discrimination very seriously. Due to the nature of the report, our administration immediately began an investigation and notified the police. Our investigation is currently ongoing as our administration works with the manager of the facility and our student athletes.
We are committed to maintaining a school environment, including school sponsored events, that are free of discrimination. Words and symbols of intolerance and hate are wrong, unacceptable and should not have a place in our society. The hurt that this symbol causes our Jewish community is profound and, in turn, impacts all in our school community. Any persons who engage in harassment, discrimination or retaliation may be subject to disciplinary action, including, but not limited to reprimand, suspension, termination/expulsion or other sanctions as determined by the school district administration, subject to applicable procedural requirements.
At North Andover High School and across the district, we insist on a culture where all of our students feel welcomed, supported and safe both in and out of school.
Chet Jackson, NAHS Principal
Dr. Gregg T. Gilligan, Superintendent of Schools