A South Carolina high school was vandalized with racist graffiti on the first day of Black History Month.
Officials at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill confirmed to Raw Story on Monday that vandals had struck the school on Sunday, Feb. 1.
This story has been updated. Please see below.
Photos were posted to social media showing graffiti on a large rock that sits outside the front of the high school. The words “Happy N*gger Month” were scrawled on the rock in spray paint, and it was signed, “KKK.”
“It was discovered yesterday morning, and since then, it’s been eradicated,” a school staffer told Raw Story. “People are still calling because it was posted. Whoever did it, took a picture.”
It was not immediately clear if the incident had been reported to police or if authorities were aware of a suspect.
Update, Feb. 3, 8:39 p.m. EST: The Washington Post reported that some South Pointe students responded by painting over the graffiti by painting over it with rainbow coloring and the phrase, “We are all equal over a drawing of Earth. They also posted pictures of the redone rock online:
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“We decided to come out here and paint over the rock with a happier and friendlier message,” said one of the students involved with the new artwork, senior Madison Wightman.
(h/t: WRHL’s Andrew Kiel)