A local story about racist graffiti went viral earlier this week after being tweeted out by comedian Sarah Silverman and activist Shaun “Talcum X” King.
It turns out the culprit behind the graffiti was a “non-Caucasian, special ed student.”
From CBS Minnesota:
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Officials with Lakeville Area Public Schools provided an update Tuesday after racist and anti-Semitic graffiti was found at Lakeville South High School.
School officials say racist, anti-Semitic graffiti was found on bathroom stalls on Monday at the high school. District officials say the student was identified and will be subject to disciplinary action under the school district policy.
Officials with Lakeville South High School, with the permission from the student’s parent, identified the student responsible as non-Caucasian and having significant special education needs.
“While this does not excuse the student’s actions, the district believes it will help the community and others put this incident into perspective,” school officials said in a statement.
Silverman shared the story with her 10.1 million followers Monday, writing: “Make no mistake this is what they mean by make America great again.”
— The Safest Space (@TheSafestSpace) March 1, 2017
A few weeks ago, Silverman freaked out after mistaking utility markings on a sidewalk for Nazi swastikas.
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