W MI school retracts apology made for controversial speaker

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
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VICKSBURG, Mich. (WOOD) — Vicksburg Community Schools is taking back an apology it offered to students and parents after a controversial speaker came to the school.

Ryan Bomberger, co-found a Virginia-based Radiance Foundation, spoke at the school on May 1. The day after his presentation, Vicksburg Community Schools posted a message on its Facebook page apologizing that people were offended.

On Monday, the district posted a second letter on its website saying the presentation stuck to the agreed upon guidelines of the presentation and retracted its statement made on May 2. The district has also deleted its Facebook post.

>>PDF: The letter posted to the district’s website

The letter says the District has learned that it acted hastily before it had a full understanding of the facts and apologized to Bomberger and the Radiance Foundation.

The foundation said it sent Vicksburg schools a cease and desist notice, which then led to the apology.

The Radiance Foundation posted a recording of the presentation on SoundCloud.

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