Chauvin was recorded last year kneeling on Floyd’s neck during an arrest while he laid face down on a Minneapolis street.
“The trial and verdict in the death of George Floyd have created a variety of emotions ― anxiety, fear, and anger. As educators, it is our responsibility to support and empower students through these challenging times,” wrote Demers.
“One of our core beliefs as a district is that caring relationships must be anchored in honesty, empathy and respect. We commit to fostering an inclusive educational environment where each person, student, and staff, feel a sense of belonging and are treated with dignity regardless of skin color, gender, sexual identity or orientation, religion, ability or disability,” said Demers.
When asked about the status of the school district’s investigation into the incident, Demers told the Journal-News: “We do not have any further information to share at this time.”
The Journal-News will report more as details become available.
Staff Writer Rick McCrabb contributed to this story.