North Carolina

Racist graffiti found in Outer Banks school. Two students charged, NC police say

Dare County Schools

Two students accused of scrawling racist graffiti in the boys’ locker room of a high school on North Carolina’s Outer Banks face charges of ethnic intimidation, The Coastland Times reports.

Administrators at the First Flight High School suspended the two students, who were not named because of their age, according to the Outer Banks Sentinel.

A student posted video of the racist graffiti at the Kill Devil Hills school on social media last week, the Sentinel reports. “This stuff keeps happening here and it’s terrible,” the student said on social media, according to the Sentinel.

“The graffiti included two uses of a racial epithet, along with reference to a conspiracy theory about the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks,” OBX Today reports.

“This is in direct violation of the core values of Dare County Schools, and we denounce this kind of behavior under all circumstances,” Dare County Schools Superintendent John Farrelly said, according to the Virginian-Pilot.

In an email to parents last week, Farrelly said, “the video (on social media) was filmed inside of the First Flight High School boys’ locker room. The content contained vulgar, hateful, and racist language,” according to the Sentinel.

“The charges – Ethnic Intimidation and Vandalism – were submitted to juvenile authorities for processing. The students were suspended from school and now face an extended suspension,” The Coastland Times reported Monday.

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