School authorities in San Antonio have launched an investigation after a student found what appeared to be a Ku Klux Klan flyer in a bathroom earlier this week.
The student found the flyer wedged between a soap dispenser and the wall in a bathroom at East Central High School in San Antonio, Texas. He sent a photo to his mother, who posted the image to social media.
That’s how the school found out, according to Brandon Oliver, director of marketing and communications for East Central Independent School District. The principal reached out to the mother that night, and the school opened an investigation the following day — working with the East Central Police Department and federal agencies like the FBI.
A staff member found a second identical flyer, also in a boys’ bathroom.
The flyers depict a hooded figure dressed in KKK garb, holding a torch above his head while riding a horse and wearing KKK robes. It reads, “Save our land” at the top, with, “Join the Klan” across the bottom.
The perpetrator has so far not been identified, but Oliver said the school is making it a priority to catch and “punish the individual.”
The East Central Police Department declined to comment about the ongoing investigation. A request to the FBI for comment was not returned.
Only two flyers have been discovered so far, Oliver said, and that they do not seem to be getting distributed on campus.
“It has been completely isolated,” he said.
Nyisha Jackson, the mother of the student who found the flyer, said she was outraged when she found out.
“I was like, ‘You got to be kidding me,'” she said. “Even if it’s a joke, it’s very scary with all that’s going on right now, and I just want to raise awareness that this is not OK. And you don’t want to fear for your child to have to go to school and deal with this.”
East Central is a majority Hispanic school, with 16% white students and 9% black students, according to demographic data from Oliver.
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