Racist Graffiti Found on Mira Costa CampusFeb 10, 2024 09:58AM ● By Mb News Staff
[Stock photo; not the actual perpetrator]
We are disappointed to share deeply troubling news. This morning, our campus was vandalized with graffiti containing the ‘N-word’ on a wall near the Mustang Mall. District staff notified law enforcement immediately, and a police report was filed. Maintenance and Operations staff members worked quickly to remove the graffiti.
Racist language and racism are deplorable and hurtful to our entire community. These dehumanizing behaviors will not be tolerated. Staff is currently reviewing video footage to identify the perpetrator(s) who committed this act. We are asking our MCHS parents/guardians to talk with their student(s) to see if they know or have heard anything about this horrible act.
It is extremely upsetting to have had this happen on our campus, especially today, when our 11th Annual Black Scholar’s Union assembly took place, where we honored and celebrated the many historical and current contributions of African Americans to our society.
We take pride in our school and the diversity of our campus. I know the vandalism does not reflect the values of our school, our staff, or the students we serve. Mira Costa High School and MBUSD strongly denounce any form of hate and racial intolerance. At Mira Costa, we continually work to create acceptance and a strong sense of belonging for all of our students, staff, and families. Most importantly, we are focused on the well-being of our students and on providing a safe and positive learning environment for everyone.
cannot state strongly enough that the “N-word” is a direct statement of
hate. As a community, we must stand united against such conduct. We
will continue our investigation, working with the Manhattan Beach Police
Department, and update our community as we learn more information.