"The situation that happened at Alta High School is just the tip of the iceberg," said Richard Gomez, Educational Equity Coordinator at the State Office of Education. Gomez says incidents like this...
Larz Cosby was in disbelief when he spotted a student wearing what resembled a Ku Klux Klan hood at a recent Alta High School assembly. "I couldn't believe my eyes," said Cosby, an Alta High junior.
Alta student learned ‘lesson’ about racism . By Rosemary Winters . The Salt Lake Tribune . Published: March 31, 2011 02:47PM Updated: March 31, 2011 04:49PM . The teenager who sparked a racism probe at Alta High School wh en he wore what resembled a Ku Klux Klan hood is back in class.
Sandy • What's being debated at Alta High School as either a careless teenage stunt or a menacing racist act has led Canyons School District to launch a full-scale investigation of racism at the school and place Alta's principal and an assistant principal on paid administrative leave.
SANDY — The principal of Alta High School announced his early retirement Thursday amid recent claims of racial incidents between students. Principal Mont Widerberg — as well as vice principal Mark Montague — were placed on paid administrative leave earlier this week after an incident where a student wore a white pillowcase on his head during a recent spirit assembly that some felt ...
David S. Doty, Canyons School District Superintendent, discusses the districts' investigation into racism complaints at Alta High School on Friday, April 8, 2011.
In 2013, the Canyons School District settled a lawsuit after an Alta High football player threatened to lynch a student, saying “Isn’t it funny that thirty years ago you would be hanging from one of these trees?” In 2016, a crowd at Emery High yelled racial slurs at Summit Academy students during a basketball game.
Alta High Principal Mont Widerberg has notified the school’s staff that he is retiring immediately. Widerberg was placed on administrative leave earlier this week, along with Assistant Principal Mark Montague, while Canyons School District investigates evidence of “serious incidents” of racism at the Sandy school.
SALT LAKE CITY — When Allison Martin read earlier this school year about five students from Weber High School taking turns yelling a racial slur in a video shared through social media, it brought back painful memories of an assembly gone wrong when she was a teacher at Alta High in 2011.
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