Just three months after a swastika was found scrawled in a bathroom at South Orange Middle School, a racist message appeared in a bathroom at the school today.
Principal Lynn Irby sent a note to parents Tuesday revealing the incident and declaring it is being investigated by police as a hate crime.
Her note stated, in part:
Today, it was brought to our attention that hate speech was written in
one of the bathroom stalls. The words “Naughty N***ers Get Lynched”
were found. This was reported to the SOPD as a hate crime, and is under
full investigation. This is extremely disheartening and concerning,
especially following our ongoing lessons and discussions about racism,
bigotry, and Anti-Semitism.
See the entire note HERE.
A photo of the image was obtained by Maplewoodian.com. We have chosen to post it on another page so as not to offend those wishing not to see it. You can view it HERE.
The incident comes just a few months after a swastika was found in a SOMS bathroom in December.
We will provide more information as it is available.