LPS says ‘hateful’ graffiti found in Dawes Middle School bathrooms

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN-TV) — Graffiti with “inappropriate, hateful and threatening language” was found in bathrooms at Dawes Middle School this week, according to a letter sent to families.

“The student or students found responsible for writing these hateful messages on the bathroom walls will face the appropriate consequences,” Principal Liz Miller said in the letter.

Lincoln police said three different instances of racist graffiti were found on Wednesday and Thursday.

All the graffiti was written or drawn with pencil, police said.

Lincoln Public Schools said it will continue to work with law enforcement to “ensure a safe environment for everyone.”

“This includes investigating any and all conversations about violence — even those meant as a joke,” the letter said. “There is nothing funny about threatening violence or using that kind of hateful language.”

Students with information about the incidents are encouraged to reach out to a trusted teacher, administrator or counselor. Children or families can also use the green “Safe to Say” button on the LPS website.

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