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Document Viewer Official: Spitting incident at museum not racially motivated
Source: AP - AP Wire Service
Oct 12 2019

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SHELTON, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut school official says she believes race was not a factor when a white student spat on a black visitor at the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C.

School officials in Shelton say the incident on Friday resulted in a group from Shelton Intermediate School being kicked out of the museum.

Hearst Connecticut Media reports school Principal Dina Marks said in a Twitter posting Saturday morning that she believes the incident was not racially motivated. She called it ``an act of stupidity, disinterest, & immaturity'' and said it was ``completely inappropriate.''

Marks was on the trip with students. She says a student spat over balcony and it hit a black visitor below.

School Superintendent Chris Clouet says officials will be discussing possible disciplinary measures.

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