By Diana Rocco
RADNOR, Pa., (CBS) — Officials are investigating after racist graffiti was discovered at Radnor High School in Delaware County.
Racial graffiti found in a bathroom at the high school has school officials taking swift action.
The graffiti was found inside a bathroom on Wednesday. By Thursday morning school officials were addressing all of the student body in general assembly.
“When I found out what it was I was like eww, why would anybody do that and it was kind of upsetting that somebody would do that,” said Junior Trainor Macrone.
The word on a bathroom wall Wednesday was photographed then painted over by staff and the entire student body was addressed in an assembly Thursday. A letter was also sent home to parents that read, in part:
“Radnor High School and the district as a whole condemn any and all messages that promote hate and intolerance. We are handling this matter with the seriousness it deserves…. The vast majority of our student body is respectful, compassionate and caring.”
“Hate isn’t made in a day, hate isn’t erased in a day,” said Anti-Defamation League Regional Director Nancy Baron-Baer.
The school has reached out to the NAACP and the Anti-Defamation League.
“Usually when there are hate symbols used in an attack, it doesn’t just offend the one person who may have seen it, it affects a whole community,” said Baron-Baer.
Students aren’t sure exactly what the word was, but say there’s no place for it.
“I don’t think there’s any real hate at Radnor. We’re such a community, just a great school,” said Macrone.
“It doesn’t look good for the school, but not all the kids are like that,” said Senior Michael Rubinstein.
Radnor Police Department says they were not officially notified by the school but it is possible this could be investigated as a hate crime.