Students from the Senior class at Escondido High School in California are under fire for posing for photos that spelled out homophobic and racist messages. Students wore shirts with monograms on them to pose for pictures that displayed pre-approved messages during their annual senior barbecue. However, after the fact, some of the students thought it would be hilarious to rearrange themselves and snap some pics that showed the world just how big of assholes they are.
Along with the popular homophobic moniker ‘FAGS’, another group of students formed the ‘N’ word.
Whitney, do you still believe the children are our future? Sounds like learned behavior to me!
The school’s principal, Dr. Adriana Lepe-Ramirez shared in a statement with 10News:
We are a campus that prides itself on inclusion and embraces diversity. We will not tolerate actions that send messages of racism and promote divisiveness. We will work with students, as well as staff, to ensure a respectful and safe environment is maintained throughout our campus. We all need to understand the power of our words and actions, and we must take responsibility for the decisions we make each and every day. At Escondido High School we will continue to work every day to build a culture of family and unity across our community.
The principal also made an important announcement to the entire school which included:
I understand that the messages that were posted on social media incited anger and frustration, but I want to encourage you all to remember that the only thing that combats hate is love, the only thing that combats divisiveness is unity.
The incident is currently under investigation.