A Missouri college district introduced Tuesday that racist graffiti present in a highschool rest room was a part of a “hate hoax” carried out by a non-white pupil.
The racist graffiti sparked a walkout by the scholars at Parkway Central Excessive Faculty in St. Louis County, Missouri in September however the college district now says that the messages, which included a racial slur towards black folks and an announcement wishing for the loss of life of black folks, have been put there by a non-white pupil.
“The coed accountable will not be white,” Supt. Keith Marty mentioned in a statement. “This doesn’t diminish the harm it induced or the damaging impression it has had on our total neighborhood.”
“The coed is dealing with extreme disciplinary penalties and referral to regulation enforcement for investigation,” Marty added. “Parkway will proceed to carry college students chargeable for any conduct that threatens or degrades others in our college neighborhood.”
Marty added that there’s work to be accomplished on the college district to advertise inclusivity.
“Allow us to use this chance to proceed to develop as a neighborhood to be extra compassionate, peaceable and loving people with look after all,” Marty mentioned.
Marty didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from Fox Information.
Related hate hoaxes have unfolded throughout the nation lately, together with in 2017 when a racist observe left on a pupil’s automobile turned out to be a hoax.
In April, officers at Albion School in Michigan decided that graffiti with KKK references was written by a black pupil.
Moreover, an analogous incident happened in 2017 at Parkway Central Excessive Faculty when a non-white pupil confessed to writing the “N phrase” on a rest room mirror.