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School admin filmed detailing anti-Catholic hiring practices put on leave

Sarah Robsdottir - published on 09/07/22

"It's against Connecticut law to discriminate in hiring based on religion," Project Veritas' founder explained.

On August 31, News 12 Connecticut reported that Assistant Vice Principal Anthony Boland of Cos Cob Elementary School in Greenwich, Connecticut, has been placed on leave pending a school district investigation into recent statements he made expressing anti-conservative and specifically anti-Catholic hiring practices.

“So what do you do with the Catholics?” an undercover reporter with Project Veritas asked in a hidden-camera interview in July. Boland replied: “You don’t hire them.”

The incident has sparked a public and political outcry. Former school board member Peter Sherr commented: “It’s not just a rogue administrator,” he said of Boland, “If you’re anywhere around Greenwich schools, you know this culture exists within the system.”

News 12 staff member John Craven interviewed Project Veritas Founder James O’Keefe, questioning him about the greater context in which the controversial statements were made, Project Veritas’ reporting methods, and O’Keefe’s reasons for performing such an investigation.

O’Keefe responded by describing additional troubling statements gathered in his report:

“[Vice Principal Boland] explained the subtle ways [educators] indoctrinate students,” the Project Veritas founder said in the almost nine minute interview, “People need to understand who’s educating their children.”

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