Posted on October 1, 2021

Racist Graffiti That Led to Walkouts Was Made by Nonwhite Student, Missouri School District Says

Luke Gentile, Washington Examiner, September 29, 2021


When faculty at Parkway Central High School in St. Louis County announced that racist graffiti had been uncovered earlier in September, students and community members across the district staged a walkout in condemnation of the incident.

However, the culprit behind the graffiti was a nonwhite student, according to a letter sent to parents, Supt. Keith Marty announced Tuesday.

“The student responsible is not white,” Marty wrote. “This does not diminish the hurt it caused or the negative impact it has had on our entire community.”

The student admitted to writing the messages, and the graffiti constituted a violation of the district’s policies, Marty said.

“The student is facing severe disciplinary consequences and referral to law enforcement for investigation,” the letter read. {snip}