The principal at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Maryland saw fit to host virtual gatherings for students and staff to process the shooting death of Daunte Wright a suburb of Minneapolis. Both gatherings were described as “safe spaces,” with one open to all students and staff. The second gathering was described as a “Black Affinity Space specifically for Black students and staff.”
The email included a “whole school space code” and a “black affinity space code” for the zoom gatherings.
These virtual gatherings were voluntary, not mandatory.
As a side note, the principal also had her facts wrong about the case —her email was a source of misinformation for her students and staff.
Wilde Lake High School is part of the Howard County Public School System.