University investigating after anti-Semitic comments made online
Published Friday, February 10, 2017 5:39PM EST
Last Updated Saturday, February 11, 2017 11:05AM EST
The University of Windsor is investigating after anti-Semitic comments were made on-line during a learning seminar last week in the education department.
A presenter was using a chat room platform to get feedback from the students about engaging children with disabilities. An anonymous commentator using the platform then asked “is being Jewish a disability” and then added that the Holocaust was “greatly exaggerated.”
Officials are unsure if the question came from the students in the classroom, as the chat room was an open platform.
The school is conducting an investigation to get the IP address of the computer to find out where the comments originated.
If it came for a student in the program they could face a disciplinary hearing.
The students have since had a professional seminar on the matter.
The Acting Dean of the Faculty of Education said the entire student body stood up and spoke out against the comments when it happened.