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Glenelg High School

GLENELG, Md. (AP) - Four 18-year-olds face hate-crime charges over spray-painted slurs at their high school, some of it aimed at their African-American principal.

Howard County police tell news outlets that school officials found racist, anti-Semitic and anti-LGBTQ slurs spray-painted at Glenelg High School on Thursday morning. A school official says much of the graffiti targeted principal David Burton.

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PASADENA, Md. (AP) - Following reports of a teacher calling a student a racial slur and a social media post targeting black students, a local NAACP chapter says black students at a Maryland high school are subject to daily abuse and humiliation.

Anne Arundel County NAACP President Rev. Stephen Tillett said at a Tuesday press conference that families have seen "a decades-long pattern of resistance to change and the creation of a hostile environment for children of color" at Chesapeake High School and feeder schools.

The Aegis

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) - Seven Maryland high school students have been disciplined for creating a photo spelling out a racial slur.

A spokeswoman for Harford County Public Schools declined to say what type of discipline the students received, citing confidentiality policies.

The spokeswoman told The Baltimore Sun that six students posed for the photo and a seventh took the photo in the school library. The students spelled out the racial slur of African-Americans by pinning to their shirts or holding up oversized letters.

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Two students involved in the posting a picture of the Caesar Rodney High School mascot holding a piece of paper with a racial slur online have been suspended.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that they could face expulsion for the incident.

However, the Delaware State Police say no charges will be filed against the two.

Meanwhile, school superintendent Kevin Fitzgerald condemned the incident adding that there was zero tolerance for this kind of behavior.

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There’s a picture on social media that depicts the Caesar Rodney High School mascot holding a piece of paper with a racial slur on it.

WBOC reports that Superintendent Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald said that the district was distressed that the image would be used in such a way.

He said the incident was being investigated adding that there was zero tolerance for this kind of behavior.

Fitzgerald and the principal of the high school have sent out phone message to parents and staff after the image was discovered.

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ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) - Two classic American novels have been temporarily pulled from bookshelves in Accomack County Public Schools.

Media outlets report that earlier this month, a parent filed a complaint about "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" for their use of racial slurs.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A school district in Maryland says a teacher has been fired after video surfaced of her using a racial slur while berating students.

Baltimore City Public Schools spokeswoman Edie House Foster said in a statement Thursday that the science teacher at Harlem Park Elementary/Middle School is no longer employed by the school system.

Foster said the incident occurred Tuesday. She did not identify the teacher.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - University of Virginia Rector William H. Goodwin has appointed a committee to review the school's disputed $2.2 billion Strategic Investment Fund

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Goodwin said Monday that he welcomed scrutiny of the fund, which he thinks has been unfairly criticized.

Former rector Helen Dragas characterized the $2.3 billion fund as a "slush fund" in a column in The Washington Post. UVA says the fund is not connected to tuition or public funding.

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Salisbury University officials say it was African American students who were involved in a recent racist drawing on the campus.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the university confirmed the students were black but did not release their names citing federal law.

The image was discovered in the Blackwell Library on April 10th of a stick figure being hung accompanied by a racial slur.

It also had "#whitepower" underneath.

Salisbury University website

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Officials at Salisbury University say college police are investigating an image of a hanging stick figure with a racial slur that was found on a whiteboard at the library.

University spokesman Richard Culver tells The Daily Times of Salisbury that the image was found Sunday. In addition to the hanging stick figure and racial slur, the image also had the hashtag "(hash)whitepower.

Salisbury University police are investigating the incident as a potential hate crime.