A noose was found hanging from a goal post at the Davis High School football field Friday morning. Mayor Joe Krovoza & Mayor Pro Tem Rochelle Swanson released the following statement Tuesday afternoon:
The city of Davis is a community of acceptance, inclusion and understanding.
We emphatically deplore the act of hate that occurred at Davis High School over the weekend. We stand firmly with all members of our community, especially those who have known the pain of discrimination and prejudice in the past.
The incident is an unfortunate reminder that we must redouble our efforts in the community – and in our classrooms – to teach and emulate equality and justice.
A police report has been filed, and the Davis Police Department is pursuing all possible leads to locate those responsible. We are also asking the city’s Human Relations Committee to advise the City Council on steps to further promote and foster inclusion and nurturing of all people in our community.
Please feel free to contact the Human Relations Committee with any concerns or ideas to help them with their efforts. You can email staff liaison Kelly Stachowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Lovenburg and the Davis Joint Unified School District also released a statement:
The hanging of the noose at our football stadium goes against everything we believe and teach our students. As a community, we deplore this act of hatred and ignorance.