The racist graffiti sparked a walkout by the students at Parkway Central High School in St. Louis County, Missouri in September but the school district now says that the messages, which included a racial slur against black people and a statement wishing for the death of black people, were put there by a non-white student.
“The student is facing severe disciplinary consequences and referral to law enforcement for investigation,” Marty added. “Parkway will continue to hold students responsible for any behavior that threatens or degrades others in our school community.”
Marty added that there is work to be done at the school district to promote inclusivity.
“Let us use this opportunity to continue to grow as a community to be more compassionate, peaceful and loving individuals with care for all,” Marty said.
Marty did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News.
Additionally, a similar incident happened in 2017 at Parkway Central High School when a non-white student confessed to writing the “N word” on a bathroom mirror.