As leftists protest Israel’s military response to countless missile strikes launched by Hamas terrorists in Gaza, anti-Semitic sentiment has apparently taken root in other arenas as well. Reports indicate that a Chicago-area school was the scene of at least two shocking incidents of bullying against Jewish students.
According to Lisa Wolf Clemente, her two sons were subjected to serious harassment by fellow students at Ogden International School.
In one case, she said her 14-year-old son was targeted in the lunchroom where he was forced to look at photos of ovens and told that he should get in one. The disturbing display was apparently intended as a comparison to the furnaces used to incinerate Jews during the Holocaust.
That victim’s eight-year-old brother, Clemente added, was sent an invitation to join his classmates in an online game as part of a team known as ‘Jew Incinerator.’
The outrageous description of the team was captured as evidence:
“We are a friendly group of racists with one goal – put all Jews in to an army camp until disposed of. Sieg! Heil!”
Three students determined to be involved in the bullying were suspended and prohibited from taking part in graduation ceremonies.
These incidents also led to an effort to force the school’s principal out of the position. Hundreds signed a petition calling for Joshua VanderJagt’s ouster; however, recent reports indicate that Barbara Byrd-Bennett, CEO of Chicago Public Schools, has instead decided to send him to a different school.
“Mr. VanderJagt has asked to be reassigned within the District,” she explained; “and I have granted this request.”
She asserted that “the students, parents and the school community will be best served by a new principal of their choosing,” although she did not offer a prediction about the school that will now be saddled with the embattled executive.
Reports indicate that VanderJagt has been at the helm of Ogden International for only a matter of months. Current controversy surrounding the principal comes after the prior administrative team was also reassigned based on a vague recommendation by the school district.
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