Lake Oswego HS students hold walk-out to protest racist graffiti at school

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. – Students at Lake Oswego High School staged a walk-out Tuesday morning in response to racist graffiti found in one of the school’s bathrooms.

Someone found the racist messages scrawled in a bathroom last week. The high school's newspaper, Lake Views, posted the pictures shortly after students discovered the slurs.

Students planned a walk-out protest on Tuesday as a statement against the racism, and to show they embrace diversity on the school’s campus.

Teachers and staff support the rally as “a statement of unified responsibility for the culture of their school,” said district superintendent Dr. Heather Beck.

"We need to take action," said Camryn Leland, the editor-in-chief of Lake Views, told KATU News last week. "What are we going to do to prevent these kind of situations, what are we going to do to make our students of color feel that they are still connected to the school?"

This is a developing story; updates will be posted as information comes in.

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