Air Force Academy Prep School: Black Cadet Admitted to Writing Racist Remarks in Dorm Doors

Robert Garrison, KMGH-TV, November 7, 2017

One of the black cadets allegedly targeted by racial slurs scrawled on a whiteboard at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School was responsible for the incident, Air Force Academy officials announced Tuesday.

Officials say the cadet admitted to writing the messages on the whiteboard outside the dorm rooms of five black cadet candidates. The cadet is no longer at the school, but a spokesman declined to say whether the student withdrew or was expelled.

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The Air Force Academy launched an investigation after images of the graffiti began surfacing on social media in September.

The episode prompted a quick response by academy officials, including superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, who gave an impassioned speech condemning racism.

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The Air Force Academy declined to release additional information citing cadet privacy.

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