Statement from Sacramento City Unified School District Superintendent and Board President Following Discovery of Racist Graffiti at Rosemont High School

Press release

Sacramento, CA - Sacramento City Unified School District is investigating an incident of racist graffiti that was discovered near the end of the school day at Rosemont High School on Tuesday, March 22. Immediately upon discovery, school administrators worked quickly to have the graffiti removed from a second-floor hallway and began reviewing security footage to provide evidence to law enforcement.

Sac City Unified will fully investigate this incident and has reported it to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Office. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken against anyone found to be involved with this incident.

“Sac City Unified does not take any incident of racism lightly, and that is why we are widely sharing that another act of disgraceful racist graffiti has taken place in our schools,” said Jorge A. Aguilar, Superintendent, Sacramento City Unified School District. “As a community we need to loudly condemn this hateful act. Racist incidents will not be tolerated in our schools. We will work to provide the support needed for our students and staff experiencing trauma from this incident as soon as possible.”

“The Board of Education is unified and committed to providing a safe and anti-racist learning environment for our students,” said Christina Pritchett, Board President, Sacramento City Unified School District. “We fully denounce all racist behavior, and will continue to do whatever we can to support our African-American community members who need to feel welcomed and loved at our schools.”

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