|Clackamas High School defaced in hate crime posters with Donald Trump|
|The district has a zero-tolerance policy for racism, and asking employees to stand against such acts.||The school is investigating the incident, and plans to file a report with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.|
|Published on Thursday May 27, 2021 - 5:35 AM|
The incident apparently began as a prank that included toilet paper in trees and writing on sidewalks; however, by Monday morning, the front doors of the school had been covered in refried and black beans along with Trump stickers and Trump campaign door hangers.
In a letter to families and students Monday, principal Nate Muñoz said the vandalism appears to have started as a prank, which included throwing toilet paper on trees and writing on sidewalks, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.
But he said the vandals also defaced the front doors with beans, stickers and other signs supporting the former president, who made multiple racist comments toward and about Latinx people.
In a video posted to Clackamas High School's Instagram page, Muñoz condemned the hate crime, expressing concern for how it would impact the school's students and families of color.
In an Instagram video posted to the Clackamas High School account, Muñoz recalled how shocked he was discovering the scene, which he called "a racial hate crime."
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"For those of you who did that, it's disappointing," he said into the camera. "That's not what being a Cav is about, that's not what being a good human is about, and it's shocking, actually."
Muñoz also apologized to students and staff "who are appalled by" the incident.
"We will continue to make this place safe," he said, adding that "it doesn't matter how long it takes, we're going to keep driving away at fighting this stuff 'cause we're never going to be okay with" racism.