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Racist writing under investigation at Monterey Trail High School, Elk Grove Unified School District says

In a statement, Elk Grove Unified School District officials said images of the racist message have been shared among students.

ELK GROVE, Calif. — The Elk Grove Unified School District says they are investigating after racist writing was reported at Monterey Trail High School Thursday morning. 

According to the school district in a statement to ABC10, the area that was defaced was cleaned after district officials were made aware of the vandalism.

The school district described the vandalism as "graffiti" and said they are investigating the situation and working to determine who is responsible.

ABC10 spoke to parents following the incident.

"It makes us angry and upset, especially when they didn't even call us and let us know," said Cynthia Lewis, a parent of a student at Monterey Trail High School. "You can tell with what was put on there that it was towards one race of people. So it was towards our race."

According to the school district, some students saw the racist writing and began sharing images of it. The district has asked that students not share the images and instead, report them to school officials. 

Support for students who saw the potentially racist messages is being offered, according to district officials. 

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