“Hateful” graffiti including racist remarks found at Quincy college



“This graffiti is extremely offensive to the entire school community and will not be tolerated.”

Hateful graffiti, including racist language, was discovered in a bathroom at a Quincy middle school on Tuesday, school officials said.

South-West Middle School principal Derek Lakey shared a statement condemning the graffiti, and noting that anyone involved will be held accountable and disciplined. He did not specify what was written.

“This graffiti is extremely offensive to the whole school community and will not be tolerated,” he wrote. “An investigation is underway and the offensive graffiti has been removed. “

Going forward, he said the school would use the incident “as an opportunity to strengthen that as a school community we stand for respect and inclusion.”

“We pride ourselves on providing a safe and welcoming learning environment for staff and students,” he wrote. “We will continue to emphasize these values ​​at every opportunity inside and outside the classroom. “

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