Haverford Schools to face charges of racial harassment at public forum

September 26, 2018

Members of H-CAN, a Haverford community group, meet at the Whole Foods in Wynnewood to discuss racial incidents in the Haverford School District. Clockwise from top left: Alana Carroll, Sarah McCafferty, Joanna Branch, Jenifer Anderson-Smith, Yvonne Fabella, Krista Malott, Allie Armstrong, Khalilah Carmichael, and Christa Kerber.

By Staff

Gigi Peterkin said she had planned to raise her two kids in Haverford Township because “it was a great school district,” but by 2017, she felt the climate was so hostile toward her biracial children that the family packed up and moved.

Peterkin said her children were called the N-word, and her son was punished for the same behavior as white kids but they weren’t sanctioned.

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