Racially charged messages written on vehicles in Angleton HS parking lot

By Taisha Walker - Reporter

ANGLETON, Texas - Two Angleton High School sophomores are facing disciplinary action for writing racial slurs and hate speech on vehicles in the school’s parking lot Wednesday, according to school officials.

Zanayja Harris, who is in ninth grade at the school, said she was heading to a track meet after school when she discovered something disturbing on the windows of a blue truck.

“The Nazi sign and the KKK and the white power,” said Harris, describing what she saw on one of two vehicles.

A second vehicle had a racial epithet written on its windows.

Hanna Chalmers, director or public information for Angleton ISD, said two students wrote the slurs on two trucks not belonging to them as part of a prank. Both were white. Chalmers said the unidentified students made poor choices and that the district will never take incidents of the sort lightly.

Chalmers said the students would be disciplined within the Angleton Independent School District Code of Conduct, but would not elaborate.

Principal Jerry Crowell issued a statement Wednesday saying in part, “Hate is never OK, nor will racial slurs be tolerated at AHS. We are all Wildcats and deserve to be treated with respect.”

The Angleton Police Department was also made aware of the incident, according to Chalmers.

Here is a letter sent home to parents:

"Today we had an Angleton High School student write racial slurs on a couple of vehicles in the AHS parking lot. The incident was not taken lightly, and the student has been caught and will be disciplined within the AISD Code of Conduct.

"Hate is never OK, nor will racial slurs be tolerated at AHS. We are all Wildcats and deserve to be treated with respect."

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