For the second time in recent months someone left white supremacist fliers on cars at the Horace Mann High School in North Fond du Lac. Police Captain Darren Pautsch says while leaving the fliers on the cars isn’t illegal, the sentiment expressed in the fliers promotes violence; something authorities are concerned about. “Anyone who wants to disseminate propaganda that promotes violence, especially in and around a school, is someone that we want to know who they are, and what it is they’re up to,” Pautsch says.
North Fond du Lac Schools Superintendent Aaron Sadoff says it’s an inappropriate activity on school grounds, where they teach students to respect each other. “The way I see it is, it sure is inappropriate for somebody . . . to stick a flier on a car a school, that propagates hate, and then leaves,” says Sadoff. “We’re going to continue to teach our kids about respect and acceptance, and about expecting highly of yourself and others.”
The fliers were left on the cars in a student parking lot this past Monday. Similar fliers were left on cars at the school when Senator Russ Feingold held a listening session there on March 1st. Pautsch says they got a description of a white man in his mid-20s with shaved blonde hair. They’d like to speak with him to make sure his intent wasn’t to promote violence. He says more likely the man is a follower just distributing a larger group’s message. “Typically they will, from time to time, encourage their followers to go out and start distributing their flyers so spread the message. I think that’s probably what happened here.”
Sadoff urges parents and students to keep their eyes open. “We do not tolerate that kind of behavior in our school district or in our village, and we’re not going to tolerate it.”
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