‘We make no excuses’: Flagler superintendent addresses assembly that singled out Black students

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — The interim superintendent of Flagler County Schools discussed an elementary school assembly that singled out Black students in a news conference on Thursday.

Interim Superintendent LaShakia Moore said the assembly shouldn’t have happened.


“This should not have happened but it did,” Moore said. “... We make no excuses.”

Earlier this week, the district apologized after parents said an assembly held Friday singled out Black students at Bunnell Elementary School.

Two mothers said their children were told if they didn’t do well on their upcoming tests, they could end up dead or in jail.

Read: Flagler Schools criticized for hosting assembly that singled out Black elementary students

Moore said an investigation is underway into the assembly and the content presented during it. She said the findings will be made public once the investigation is complete.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.