Potentially threatening racist graffiti discovered at Commerce High School

- Images of graffiti and racial slurs written inside a bathroom stall have students and parents at Commerce High School shaken.

The image posted to several social media sites shows what appears to be a list of seven students’ names written in permanent marker under three words: “n-----s to eliminate.” Below, in blue ink was the phrase “Support the white race…” To the side, a swastika was drawn.

The Commerce School district said the writing was immediately removed once it was brought to the attention of school officials, but not before the image was taken.

“The administrators are working with the Commerce Police Department to investigate the matter,” Superintendent Dr. Joy Tolbert addressed the issue on Facebook.

Tolbert stated they are offering a monetary reward for information leading to the illicit scribe.

“Mr. Smith [the school’s principal] made an announcement to all students this morning that this type of behavior will not be tolerated at Commerce High School,” Tolbert stated. “When the student, who wrote the graffiti is identified, the student will be dealt with accordingly. Any student, who knows anything about who might have written the graffiti, is encouraged to let school administrators know. Please know that we are doing all that we can to keep all of our students safe.”

One of the students named said he was left school Thursday because of the incident.

Commerce Police said they added additional school resource officers following the discovery of the graffiti. 

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