A California school district is investigating an extremely racist bulletin that appeared to come from a Sacramento area school stating a “no black people” policy.
At first glance, the memo looks like it came straight from Rio Americano’s website and even has the principals signature on it. San Juan Unified School District has confirmed that the memo which was circulating around social media was doctored up and never appeared on the school’s official webpage.
“After our initial review, we have found no evidence that a website with this message ever existed on the Rio Americano High School website, and all indications show that the image is fake,” district spokesman Trent Allen told the Sacramento Bee in a statement.
The post, riddled with racist and inflammatory language, announces a district-wide ban on African-Americans and even advocates for violence against them, CBS Sacramento reported. It also claims the Ku Klux Klan would be patrolling the hallways.
According to U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Schools”, white students account for 67 percent of Rio Americano’s student population. Meanwhile, 15 percent of students identify as Latino and a mere 4 percent as Black.
School officials said the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department and FBI have gotten involved and are working to determine who altered the racist message to appear as if it had come from the school. Officials admit it could be tough, considering that the memo it was never published online — only shared via text and social media.
Check out a video of my commentary on the situation: