Anthony Vladu Ed.D., Division Superintendent 
Gloucester County Public Schools
The Thomas Calhoun Walker Education Center
6099 T.C. Walker Road
Gloucester, Virginia 23061
804-693-1425 (O)
[email protected]

Date: January 19, 2024

Dear Parents and Staff,

Earlier today, we were notified of a deeply concerning incident at Peasley Middle School involving racist graffiti on a 6th-grade bathroom stall, depicting a threatening message toward the African American community.

Gloucester County Public Schools unequivocally condemns discrimination of any kind. We are actively collaborating with the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office to thoroughly investigate this incident, and the perpetrator will face disciplinary consequences.

Our commitment to a safe and inclusive environment is unwavering. We understand that questions may arise, and we assure you that the school division will work closely with the sheriff’s office to complete a thorough investigation, hold the perpetrator accountable, and reinforce the universal ideals of diversity and inclusivity among our students.

We appreciate your support as we navigate through this, emphasizing that such behavior has no place in our school community or society at large.


Dr. Anthony Vladu
Division Superintendent