Magnolia ISD sent a letter of apology to parents and staff after racist and threatening messages targeting African American and Jewish students were sent from the district’s social media platforms on Sunday.
The shocking messages spread like wildfire among the students.
The message, which was translated in English and Spanish, states the account was hacked by the “Cotton Coon Society,” and read, in part:
“Greetings from the Magnolia Independent School District. We hate ni**ers and all blacks will be castrated.”
After being made aware of the messages, Magnolia ISD sent a response letter to parents and students stating,
Parents and Staff,
On Sunday, March 7, the Magnolia ISD website and several social media accounts were compromised. We apologize for the graphic images and text some of our students and families may have seen or read. The district and campus websites are currently down, and we will continue to work with our provider to get them restored and to further investigate the matter.
Thank you for your understanding.
A concerned parent immediately forwarded the correspondence to Bayou Beat News, expressing disbelief of the vulgarity, and concern for the safety of her child, who attends Magnolia High School.
“Is this conducive of how the community as a whole feels about minorities in 2021?” the parent, who wishes to remain anonymous, asked. “I am concerned about my kids. Is it safe for my kids to go to school? If they are brazen enough to put this on social media then, in my opinion, they are bold enough to do anything. Something must be done.”
No further comment from the district was released. As of 9:45 p.m. Sunday, the Magnolia ISD website remained offline.
Bayou Beat News was the first media outlet to break this story. We will update with more information as it becomes available…..
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