Two Canton schools have been placed on a “Modified Code Yellow” Friday. The issue is related to the controversy – and fallout – following a controversial incident at a Canton High School basketball game earlier this week when some students yelled “Trump, Trump, Trump” while an opposing team was on the foul line.
School officials said the tone used in the comments made it inappropriate. The incident, and reaction to it, have stirred much controversy in town and well beyond.
The incident also resulted in social media posts some parents took as threatening to Canton schools and case said outdoor recess was canceled at Cherry Brook and Canton Intermediate to allay fears.
“With the concern many parents have, I want to be sure all students are in a safe environment,” Case told Canton Compass in a message.
For more on the incident, see our previous story and next week’s Valley Press, which will include other perspectives.
Following is Case’s email to parents.
“I am writing this message to you as a follow-up to my message to you last evening. As I wrote last evening, there are no credible threats against any of our schools. As a safety precaution, however, I wanted you to know that I placed Cherry Brook Primary School and Canton Intermediate School in a modified Code Yellow status this afternoon which means that there is no outdoor recess.
Parents are free to enter and leave the building as normal.
As always, we want our students to feel safe and secure in our schools. Student safety is our top priority.
Have a good afternoon and a good weekend.
Kevin D. Case
Superintendent of Schools”