Officials At High School Investigate Act Of Racism

3:49 PM, Nov 6, 2008   |    comments
Two incidents of racism are being investigated at Gray-New Gloucester High School
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Gray (NEWS CENTER) -- Officials at Gray-New Gloucester High School are investigating two incidents of racism that occured Wednesday in response to the election of Barack Obama as President.

Early in the day one student reportedly stood up in class and made a racist remark about Obama - saying he shouldn't be President.

That sparked a conversation later in the hallway between him and one of the school's black students, Zach White.

Later on - White walked into the boys bathroom to find grafitti on the wall saying the same things about Obama.

White says he shouldn't have to see that in school.

School officials say they agree and they're not taking either situation lightly.

The Principal says he has asked the staff to be more aware of what their students are saying and to immediately deal with it.

He also says the school has hidden cameras throughout the building and that will hopefully help them figure out who was near that bathroom that day and who to talk to.

The student who spoke out about Obama in class has been suspended.



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