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Minnesota school disciplines student for racist graffiti


MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (AP) - School officials said they have identified the student who wrote racist messages inside a bathroom at Maple Grove Senior High School.

Officials of Osseo Area Schools said the investigation has concluded, and the district is taking steps to have conversations about race. In a letter, Superintendent Kate Maguire said she is committed to ensuring schools, "where racism is not tolerated and is not ignored."

The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/2fCpIHG ) reports officials cannot disclose how the student was disciplined due to privacy laws. But, officials said the district considered the graffiti a "serious incident" and took appropriate action.

After Election Day, students discovered racist graffiti in their school bathroom that included messages such as “#whitesonly" and “#gobacktoafrica." Students returning to school the next day were greeted with messages of love.

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