Victor school officials break silence on students’ controversial poetry book

Victor school officials have not condoned the actions of senior high school students who produced a controversial poetry book last fall, board of education President Deborah Palumbo-Sanders read from a prepared statement Thursday.

Speaking at the June meeting of the board, her statement broke the silence since the Victor Central School District issued an official statement May 25, about a month after becoming aware of the existence of the book. Palumbo-Sanders reiterated many of the points made then.


Dozens of residents have been commenting on social media, criticizing the contents of the book and the district’s response or what many see as a lack of response, but the confidentiality of student discipline matters are protected by federal law.

A complaint has been filed with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies are investigating and will discuss their findings with members of the district attorney’s office, which could result in criminal charges being filed.

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