Unfair to Fairfield Prep
The editorial on Friday, June 8 , “Prep must send message on antiSemitism,” was on balance, unfair to Fairfield Prep and its community.
That institution does send a message about this unfortunate and unacceptable behavior in its mission statement.
What this editorial does is quite common when reporting on these types of incidents — calling out the school or institution rather than the individuals responsible for the actions.
While the students at this sporting event, whether the athletes or spectators represent their schools, responsibility should be rightly placed where it belongs.
No better example of misplaced responsibility was the absolutely absurd suggestion that Prep should have forfeited their win. Talking about passing the buck! The so-called “bomb squad” who were responsible for this behavior did not put in the time and hard work that the athletes and their coaches did to get to that point in their season.
Why should anyone suggest that they be punished?
There is another message here about our society — taking responsibility for one’s actions and suffering the consequences.
If this incident was so awful to warrant front-page headlines, then the culprits should have been named and held to account.
However the administration at Fairfield Prep dealt with this, a proper action would have been to deny those responsible their right to participate in their commencement activities.
That would have sent a real message. Rudy Costello Bridgeport