LOGAN, Utah, July 15, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Graffiti containing racist imagery and language was found in the parking lot of Logan High School Wednesday, officials said.
“It was documented, reported to local law enforcement, and promptly removed by the maintenance staff,” said a Facebook post from Logan City School District.
“As clearly and explicitly as possible, the Logan City School District condemns both the use of racist language and imagery in any context, and the harmful ideologies that promote their use. We are saddened by this act of vandalism, and reiterate to our students, staff, and community our commitment to promoting a safe and equitable learning environment for all students.”
The post said the district has received numerous phone calls and emails from community members who are seeking ways to demonstrate their support for our students who may be negatively affected by the vandalism.
“With our community’s support we will continue our efforts to provide a positive environment for all students in our schools so that each of them feels valued and safe,” the post said. “We will also continue to support our students and staff in their efforts to promote equity and inclusion, both in our schools and across our community as a whole.”
The post added that the school district reiterates its support for the Utah State Board of Education’s recent statements that: “Racism in the past and the present is destructive to individuals and society as a whole. Individuals have a fundamental responsibility to treat others with respect and civility, regardless of their race or ethnicity.
“Utah schools should be a place where all students feel safe and are given equitable opportunities to succeed. Utah law provides that ‘every student in the public schools should have the opportunity to learn in an environment which is safe, conducive to the learning process, and free from unnecessary disruption.'”