March 26, 2009

Principal leads teachers in ‘hate chants’

The principal of a highly rated New York City school is reported under investigation for leading hate chants in school.

Principal Philip Scharper, of the A-rated Public School 24 elementary school in Riverdale, N.Y., was accused of leading staff members in chants against eight teachers on his hate list, the New York Post said.

Sharper also allegedly handed out Buddhist cards as an invitation to join his spiritual circle, officials told the newspaper.

One teacher said she and others would get together on weekends for chants and sometimes would be called into the principal's office for more chanting.

Scharper declined comment, the Post said.