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Possible case of harassment at East Lyme school being investigated

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EAST LYME, CT (WFSB) -

A recent incident possibly involving the harassment of an East Lyme High School student, or students, by their peers is being investigated by the administration.

Parents received a letter this week, following "Spirit Week" activities, assuring them that their child’s safety is foremost.

An incident allegedly happened in the parking lot, and a student may have had a belt around his neck, as a joke.

A photo was taken and reportedly posted on social media.

"As a school district, we do not and will not tolerate harassment, disrespectful behavior or any other inappropriate conduct toward any of our students,” said Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Newton in the letter to parents. “We will take the steps necessary to keep students safe and to hold the responsible students accountable for their actions."

Parents said they agree with what the school officials are doing.

"I think they're doing a good job. I think they do the best that they can and that children shouldn't be treated in that way even if it's a joke...it shouldn't be a joke,” said parent Crystal Brown.

"I think it’s a wrong thing for them to degrade, disgrace anybody that's different,” said Deborah Dougherty, of East Lyme.

The school superintendent said they will continue to investigate this case.

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