(Hackensack Record) School officials said Thursday that they were investigating a complaint that a high school principal made an inappropriate announcement before Thanksgiving break.

Superintendent Donnie Evans said the district’s lawyers were looking into a report that Amod Field, principal of operations at the John F. Kennedy Educational Complex, allegedly made inappropriate comments over the school’s public-address system. Evans said privacy rules barred him from discussing details of a personnel matter, but he expected to have the results of the investigation next week.

A purported recording of the announcement has been emailed among teachers and was sent to The Record and Herald News.

In the recording, a man can be heard saying: “We must very, very, very, very understanding to our Native Americans, who lost and sacrificed because of the scalping that took place on Thanksgiving. They were invited to a dinner, and then their lives were taken from them.”

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