Students condemn white supremacist graffiti painted at Bethesda High School – NBC4 Washington
Security cameras at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda captured suspicious spray-painted white supremacist graffiti on the school nearly two weeks ago.
On Friday, the school supported the students who came out of the classroom and gathered on the soccer field to condemn the hatred.
“These are very rude and offensive words that have been written on the walls, and I feel that the person should absolutely be held responsible,” said Noor Dourrachad, a student.
Some students are outraged that the school does not broadcast the surveillance video showing the suspect.
We called Montgomery County Public Schools and a spokesperson told News4:
“MCPS security cameras are subject to legal protections. MCPS fully complies with its legal requirements to protect the privacy of individuals and disclose information, as required. For security reasons and to comply with its legal privacy obligations, MCPS imposes strict limits on access to video from MCPS security cameras.
Racist graffiti was also found on a wall at a nearby shopping mall and on the Trolley Trail in what appears to be the same blue color and handwriting.
Council member Will Jawando said, “It is proper policy not to disclose the names or images of minors. However, I would expect MCPS to cooperate fully with the investigation to explore whether these incidents of hate speech are related. We must stand united to rebuke this type of fanaticism in our community. ”
MCPS and Montgomery County Police are investigating.