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.”
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.