A black female high school student has fessed up to writing racist graffiti over two drinking fountains at her school in the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD). A community liaison for the district said the incident was “a prank that went sideways.”
The student admitted to scribbling “colored” over one drinking fountain and writing “white” above an adjacent fountain at McClatchy High School, SCUSD Community Liaison Mark Harris told KOVR. The district launched an investigation into the incident February 11 after the graffiti was discovered, the SCUSD said in a release.
Last month, the school district appointed Harris as the community liaison to “advise and help the district address instances of racism, and improve on equity, social justice and civil rights,” a January 19 school district press release states.
He told KOVR he does not regard the incident as racism, partly because the student is black. Read more…