Maple Grove School Investigating Racist, Pro-Trump Graffiti

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Vandals at a Twin Cities high school included the president-elect’s name in racist graffiti in a bathroom.

“Trump” was written along with “whites only” and “white America.” A more vulgar message was also included.

Students say they now worry about going to class.

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“I’m terrified,” Junior Moses Karngbaye said.

“I don’t feel comfortable to be honest,” Junior Atep Ndip said.

The Maple Grove Senior High School students worry after finding graffiti in a school bathroom stall.

“I went in and looked on the bathroom door and honestly was in shock. That’s the first time I honestly felt like crying at school,” Karngbaye said.

Karngbaye found words written on the toilet paper dispenser. The vandal also used an expletive with the “n-word,” and other racist terms, on the bathroom stall.

“I just walked back to class with my head down, I was like I can’t believe people actually took the time out of their day to write something this offensive,”Karngbaye said.

He sent his mom pictures.

“All you ‘N’ go back to Africa,’ you know, ‘Now the white people are going to take over,'” Denise Karngbaye said.

She calls the attack personal.

“I train my kids to respect everybody, regardless of their race, their ethnicity, their background,” Denise Karyngbaye said.

“I hope they just find who did this appropriate action is taken for whoever did this,” Ndip said.

A representative for Osseo Area Schools provided this statement:

“The tweet you may have seen of a racist message scrawled in a school bathroom is real and we are horrified by it. It goes against everything we stand for, and it is completely contrary to our core values as a district and individual schools.

School leaders immediately launched an investigation into the incident, and they will take swift and appropriate action based on the investigation findings. They will work very hard to identify who did this horrible act and to determine how they can support the students and staff who have been affected by it.

Every day, in all of our schools, we seek to provide a safe and respectful learning and working environment for every student and employee. Racist messages like the one found in today endanger the safety of our students and staff of color, and they create a climate that is not conducive to learning.

We are very concerned about our students, staff and families who have been affected by this incident. We want to assure every student and employee that we are committed to their safety and well-being.

This incident is additional evidence of the pressing need in our schools, our community and our nation to find ways to talk about race constructively and respectfully. Over the past several years, we have been learning and practicing language that helps us engage in these conversations when we need them most, in order to interrupt racism.

We are committed to ensuring safe and respectful schools. We will work hard to heal the negative impact that this incident has had on school culture and climate, and on every member of our school family.”

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  1. Perhaps the Police should be investigating.

    1. We should shut down those schools for a week to track down the vandals, like they did in north Minneapolis when a student doodled in the margin of a text book. This is much more serious than the black gang violence in the Twin Cities public schools. The guns. The rabid assaults on teachers that put them in the hospital with permanent brain injuries. We need to make our colored students feel special. We need to segregate them in magnet schools where we can spend four times what is spent on normal schools yet delivers substandard education, Like we do in north Minneapolis, the Hmong School, like the Somali only school for Cedar Riverside. More money and mandatory sensitivity training staff for all schools with free snacks and brunch in addition to free breakfast and lunch. We need our Socialist Welfare Village legislators to allocate another extra half billion dollars to the diversity gap next session ,,, like they did last session … and the session before. More money and free stuff will fix anything here in the Socialist Welfare Village. Maybe if we can get children into free full time government union pre-pre-pre-pre-school at the age of six months we can indoctrinate them all to become good Socialist Welfare Party members and not have problems like this in the future.

  2. I’ll give odds that these messages were written by a Hillary supporter.

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      in Chicago 50y old white man was pulled out of his later stolen car and lynched by blacks. they accused him of voting for Trump. there is a video posted on ytube

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