Student behind racist graffiti at Maple Grove High identified

The Osseo School District has identified the student responsible for racist graffiti at one of its schools.

The day after the elections, messages included profanities against African-Americans and a "Make America Great Again" quote were found in a Maple Grove High School bathroom.

Parents quickly raised concerns over the racist graffiti and the school launched an investigation. School administrators said Tuesday they've identified the student behind the graffiti.

Citing privacy laws, school officials declined to provide additional details, but said they've taken appropriate disciplinary action.

"What I can tell you is that board policy allows for a range of consequences that enable administrators to apply discipline according to the seriousness of any situation," District School and Community Relations Director Barbara Olson said in a statement. "And we found this to be an extremely serious incident."

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