To all MPS families,
You or your student may be aware of a video that is circulating on social media that appears to be a female and male student fighting in one of the Washburn High School hallways. School staff who talked to families of the students confirmed it was a “play fight” intended as a joke. We want you to know that keeping students safe and providing a culturally sensitive environment are priorities at MPS.
We'd also like you to encourage your student or students to refrain from sharing this video any further on social media. While it was intended as a joke, it is being misinterpreted by viewers who believe it is a video of a racist incident. We are also working to have the video removed from various sites, but it is most important to prevent its further spread. Thank you for your assistance with this issue.