Wilton official urges community to unite for video challenge

<p>Wilton's first selectman is issuing a video challenge to the community in the wake of recent anti-Semitic events at Middlebrook Middle School.&nbsp;</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 30, 2017, 4:27 PM

Updated 2,393 days ago

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Wilton's first selectman is issuing a video challenge to the community in the wake of recent anti-Semitic events at Middlebrook Middle School.
The challenge is meant to be part of the healing process following last Thursday, when a note was found on a Jewish student's locker that said 'Jews will burn.'
It followed two other incidents in the past month, where swastikas were drawn in a boys' bathroom.
In response, school and community leaders not only condemned the hateful acts, but talked about how to move forward.
 A video featuring Middlebrook students was posted on YouTube.  In it, groups of students pledge they are compassionate, mindful, diverse and united that there is no place for hate there.
The video inspired a local church to post a clip promoting love, and First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice joined in Sunday night.
In her video, Vanderslice and her husband declare, "We are Wilton, there's no hate here." 
Vanderslice is now challenging other Wilton families, businesses and organizations to make their own "We are Wilton" videos. 


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