Cumberland Valley school officials respond to inappropriate post-election comments by students

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – With emotions running high across the country, school districts are dealing with various election-related situations involving actions and comments by students.

Officials with the Cumberland Valley School District said there have been instances this week of students making inappropriate comments.

High school principal Judy Baumgardner addressed the student body Thursday morning by saying, “We must learn to win with grace and we must learn to lose with grace. Sometimes in life, events occur that may be unsettling…but yesterday, Secretary Clinton, President Obama, President-elect Trump and several leaders of our country spoke about unity and moving forward as the United States of America. We will honor the outcome of the election but we must all — and I mean all of us — understand that bigotry is not a democratic value.”

District officials said they cannot comment on particular incidents or discipline but all issues brought to their attention have been addressed.

Elsewhere in the Midstate, a video touting “white power” prompted a police response Thursday morning at the York County School of Technology. Gov. Tom Wolf released a statement, calling the video and other similar incidents “overt racism.”

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