Shorewood outlines a way forward after 'To Kill a Mockingbird' cancelled

Posted at 9:52 PM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 07:27:25-04

The Shorewood School District announced plans to move forward after the cancellation of "To Kill a Mockingbird."

The show had been canceled last week after groups threatened to protest over the use of the N-word in the play.

It was back on early this week and then canceled again today after a threat was made on social media.

The threat led to the arrest of a 17-year-old from Shorewood, according to Shorewood Police.

The district Superintendent Bryan Davis said in a press conference Wednesday, "We'd like to thank all of our students for their willingness to listen to each other. It is clear that we need to build capacity within our system to address the issues of racial equity."

He outlined three long-term goals that included; working to engage families in discussions, lead conversations around racial equity and develop partnerships on racial justice issues.

The 17-year-old that was arrested has not yet been charged.