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Anti-Immigrant Fliers Under Investigation at Somerville School

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    Police in Somerville, Massachusetts are investigating what they are calling messages of hate found scattered around a largely Latino populated school.

    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017)

    Police in Somerville, Massachusetts are investigating what they are calling messages of hate found scattered around a largely Latino populated school.

    Near the East Somerville Community School handwritten fliers were recently found reading: "ICE IS COMING FOR YOU, BE PREPARED NOW. PREPARE YOUR FAMILY NOW."

    "We are taking this as a threat," said Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone.

    After a parent found a flier Wednesday afternoon, the superintendent reported it to police.

    Officials said about a dozen fliers were discovered near the K-8 school which has a large Latino population and bilingual education programs.

    Curtatone believes the fliers were made in response to the announcement of the end of DACA, an Obama era program allowing about 800,000 young undocumented immigrants to live and work in the United States.

    "I think it’s important that we stand up and speak out against this kind of language and be intolerant towards it," said Curtatone.

    Police are now searching for whoever is responsible.

    "It’s a public safety investigation," said Police Chief David Fallon. "You are always concerned about schools in your city and your worried about the youth in your city and the messaging they are receiving."


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