Joint Statement Regarding Trinity Student Social Media Post

Friday, Oct. 7, 2022

MANCHESTER – On Friday, Mayor Joyce Craig and Superintendent of Schools Jenn Gillis released the following joint statement:

“On Thursday, a photo containing a troubling, racist message went viral on social media (click here for WMUR news story). The photo was posted by a Trinity High School student, and while the school is not part of Manchester School District, we know that this hurtful act negatively impacts our students, families and staff.”

“The diversity in Manchester makes our community stronger, more vibrant and welcoming. This kind of behavior has no place in our city, and we stand in support of our Black students and all students of color and their families.”

“We are fortunate to have Chief Equity Officer, Tina Philibotte, on our District leadership team, who pulled in community partners, including GEAR UP, to provide space and support to students as they process their emotions as a result of this incident.”