It’s the Tuesday after a long weekend, and some idiots apparently decided to use their time to hang a black doll by a noose from a building at Wakefield High School in Raleigh, N.C., next to a sign that read “Make Wakefield TRIPP again #smartlunch.”
According to ABC 11, the school’s principal confirmed that someone hung the doll—which also had a bottle of alcohol in its hand—by its neck from the school building overnight or early Tuesday, adding that the school was working with the Wake County Public School System to investigate the incident.
The doll was quickly removed, but several students and staff members saw it, and a photo started circulating on social media.
“Let me be clear: This was an offensive act that has no place in our school. The imagery is deeply offensive and everyone in our school community should be appalled,” Principal Malik Bazzell told the news station.
According to the report, the school’s stadium and baseball field were also vandalized.
“Vandalism is a crime and we will seek criminal charges,” Bazzell continued in a message on the school’s website.
According to the news station, students said that the sign was a reference to bringing back their former principal, who is white, although Bazzell has been leading the school since 2015.
Read more at ABC 11.