WHITESBORO, N.Y. -- NEWSChannel 2 received emails and social media posts regarding an assignment that was allegedly given out by a teacher in the Whitesboro school district.
In the word problem part of the assignment, there is a disparaging sentence that refers to the Cornhill neighborhood of Utica, reading “You want to get your own apartment but your mother worries about you and doesn’t want you to get shot in corn hill.”
Whitesboro Superintendent Dr. Brian Bellair released the following statement:
"Tonight, the District was made aware of serious concerns regarding an assignment that was allegedly given in one of our high school classes. We are taking immediate action to investigate this matter and will issue a formal statement regarding our findings. We take allegations like these very seriously and want to assure everyone that our investigation will be thorough and timely."