Over the past few days, a student has been writing racial slurs in one of our boys’ restrooms. Upon learning of this, we began working to identify the person responsible, notified the School Resource Deputy, and painted over the slurs because they will not be tolerated in any of our schools.
This morning, the graffiti took another turn, in that it threatened future violence against the school. Based on our familiarity with our students, we identified a suspect and began interviewing him. That interview and several other pieces of evidence lead us to believe that he is indeed the person responsible for these acts. We continue to work with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office to confirm the evidence and will then identify the appropriate disciplinary and legal steps we can take with this student. I want to reassure parents that we take any threat very seriously, and we will always do everything possible to keep our students and our school safe, as it is at this moment.