Racist graffiti painted in a Missouri high school bathroom sparked a student walkout last week, but now the school district revealed that the perpetrator was a black student.
Racist graffiti was spray-painted in the boys’ bathroom at Parkway Central High School in suburban St. Louis on Sept. 22. The graffiti said, “HOPE ALL BLACK PEOPLE DIE,” and also used the N-word. . .
However, an investigation revealed that the racist graffiti was a hate hoax after a black student admitted to carrying out the incendiary act.
“The student responsible is not white,” Keith Marty, Superintendent of Parkway Schools, said Tuesday in a statement. “This does not diminish the hurt it caused or the negative impact it has had on our entire community.”
“The student is facing severe disciplinary consequences and referral to law enforcement for investigation,” the letter read. “Parkway will continue to hold students responsible for any behavior that threatens or degrades others in our school community.” (Read more from “Hate Hoax: Racist Graffiti at High School That Ignited a Mass Walkout Was Done by a Black Student” HERE)