LEWISTON, N.Y. - A follower of the WGRZ Facebook page alerted us about a troubling flyer that's circulating in the Lewiston Porter School District in Niagara County.
A woman, who wished to remain anonymous, shared a picture of a flyer she received with us, ahead of upcoming school board elections.
It's an endorsement flyer from a group called The Aryan Resistance and urges voters to keep the school board white.
One of the women's whose name appears on the flier, Sarah Waechter, issued this statement to WGRZ:
This follows flyers that a man named Horace Scott Lacy admitted to distributing in March.
One claimed to show statistics regarding crimes committed by African Americans. The other cited the cost of illegal immigration to the country.
The Lewiston-Porter Central School District forwarded out this statement:
Recently our school district has been exposed to a vile and defamatory flyer that not only targets two of our board of education candidates, but our school district and the people it serves.
The flyer was brought to the attention of administration and the immediate response was one of disgust and condemnation. As a school district that stresses the importance of acceptance and tolerance and celebrates and embraces diversity, this material sickens us.
We have been in contact with our school attorney and the District Attorney and should we discover the author of this filth, we will seek damages to the fullest extent of the law. Lewiston-Porter School District will not tolerate racism in any way, shape or form.
While we wish that in this day and age that we would not have to address such a vile issue, it is clear that this ugliness is still prevalent not only in our community, but across the country. We are appreciative of the people who have reached out to us to share their thoughts and concerns. We want to assure you that this hatred will not be tolerated at our district. We will continue to foster a climate of respect, acceptance and inclusion for all and we will not stand for this. Be assured that as a district and a community, that we will accept this challenge and hopefully come out stronger in the end.