Racist graffiti found on side of Wayzata High School building, police investigating

Racist graffiti found on side of Wayzata High School building, police investigating Photo: KSTP

Updated: October 30, 2019 04:04 PM

Racist graffiti was found on the side of Wayzata High School Wednesday morning and police are actively investigating.

Principal Scott Gengler confirmed to KSTP there was "racial graffiti" found, but did not say what the graffiti consisted of.


Gengler said the following statement was issued out to parents, students and staff by email concerning the incident:

Dear WHS Students and Families,

It has been an outstanding start to the school year. Our students, staff and school community are experiencing success in a number of areas. I was disheartened and deeply disappointed to learn that our positive start was tainted by racial graffiti found on the side of the high school this morning. Please know that this behavior will absolutely not be tolerated, and we are working diligently to remove it as quickly as possible.

We work hard to promote a culture of kindness, belonging and mutual respect and there is no place for actions like this in our school. In cooperation with Plymouth Police, a thorough investigation is underway and rest assured we will exhaust our resources to get to the bottom of it. Anyone found to be involved will receive appropriate consequences.
It's my top priority to provide a supportive environment so all students feel safe and welcome at school. We will continue to build relationships with and among students, staff and families to ensure that behavior like this doesn't exist at Wayzata High School.
Thank you for your support. Remember that we are always here for you and your student, and ready to listen and help.

Scott Gengler

There is no other information at this time.

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