Parents express concern over controversial Easter eggs - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Parents express concern over controversial Easter eggs

Controversial Easter egg. (Source: Christina Leventry) Controversial Easter egg. (Source: Christina Leventry)
EUCLID, OH (WOIO) - The words "Negro Mart" were written on several eggs found during an Easter Egg Hunt at Euclid High School on April 1.

Several parents were upset and asked 19 Action News to get some answers.

We reached out to school officials and got the following explanation. Apparently, an African American student at Euclid High School sells candy out of his locker and that is the name of his 'store'.

Euclid High School Principal Dr. Charles Smialek released this statement:

"Our School Leadership Team combined with representatives from our Renaissance Committee planned the Easter Egg Hunt as an outreach event for our community. We have great students, programs, and facilities and are always looking for ways to share these assets with Euclid families. We solicited donations of eggs and candy from our staff and students and received enough of both to generously decorate our front lawn for all who came. We regret that one student cast a negative light on this beautiful event with his immaturity. His writing of "Negro Mart" on an egg was designed to promote his unauthorized attempts to sell for a profit candy that he purchases from local convenience stores. We apologize for the disturbance this caused, and we are working to determine the best course of action for the offending student."

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