New Haven clergy members say there are conflicting reports on principal accused of using racial slur

New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — More fallout after a New Haven school principal allegedly used a racial slur. Members of the New Haven clergy are now saying there are conflicting reports surrounding Principal Roblee’s use of the slur.

On Monday, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ilene Tracy read an apology letter from March describing how Roblee was apologetic and remorseful. That statement is in stark contrast to a new letter released by an attorney for the Board of Education, which clergy members said contradicted Roblee’s apology.

Rev. Steven Cousin, Jr. of Bethel AME Church said Wednesday: “In that attorney’s report, it stated that she was not remorseful, she was not apologetic.”

RELATED: New Haven principal accused of using racial slur releases statement; Superintendent defends approved consequences

Clergy members are adamant that more needs to be done.

Rev. Boise Kimber of the Greater New Haven Clergy Association said Wednesday, “Our next thing is to get information from the union. How many times have the teachers over at Brennan-Rogers filed complaints against Roblee. How many times has the police been to the school there.”

Despite the push for Roblee to be fired, Tracy maintains she will stick with her decision to demote, cut wages and reassign Roblee to the central office.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

New Haven

Waterbury National Night Out summer program aims to improve relations between police and teens

News /

College students raise concern over masks on CT campuses

News /

Woman critically injured after falling from a cliff at Hubbard Park in Meriden

News /

Businesses weigh decisions as COVID cases tick upwards in CT counties

News /

New drones landing in Waterbury schools to boost student learning

News /

Congresswoman DeLauro, New Haven Mayor announce $2M in funding for community crisis response team

News /
More New Haven

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss