NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A father’s pride was mixed with a message of racial tolerance Friday as Mayor Bill de Blasio urged members of his son’s high school graduating class to not turn cynical in the wake of the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina.
The event at Barclays Center had its usual pomp and circumstance, including the presentation of the flag as 1,264 graduates of Brooklyn Tech High School received their diplomas.READ MORE: Broadway Theaters Can Reopen At 100% Capacity On Sept. 14, Gov. Cuomo Says
Among the graduates was one Dante de Blasio, whose picture flashed on the overhead screens of the arena as he listened to the keynote speaker, his father, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported.
The mayor talked of the lessons that could be taken from the Charleston shootings.