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Illinois Student Accused Of Passing Out Racist, Nazi Propaganda At School

By aaroncynic in News on Feb 6, 2017 4:51PM

A high school student in Huntley, Illinois, a town in McHenry County just outside of Elgin, will face disciplinary action after bringing racist propaganda pamphlets to school.

A widely-circulated Facebook post on Saturday shows photos of the pamphlets, the front of which has a racist caricature, the n-word and “Owner’s Manual.” The pamphlets were allegedly taped to lockers as well as handed out by a student at Huntley High School.

"It was so nonchalant, just like a smiley face sticker on the locker or anything," Cameron Viera, student at Huntley High School told ABC7 Chicago.

(Content Warning: graphic racism)

In an email to parents, Principal Scott Rowe called the racist garbage “offensive and unacceptable,” and thanked the students who brought it to the administration’s attention, according to the Northwest Herald.

“It is unfortunate that these types of hurtful and ignorant messages can still be found anywhere in our society, and it is a shock to the system to see them appear here in our own school,” wrote Rowe. “But as much as we want to avert our eyes when we see things like this, we cannot do so.”

The pamphlets appear to have been printed off the Internet. The website listed offers all manner of racist and nazi garbage, including swastika flags, white power music, “white lives matter” stickers and even pocket knives, some emblazoned with the confederate flag.

Dan Armstrong, Consolidated School District 158 director of communication and public engagement, told the Herald that support would be available for students who need it. “Certainly there will be individual support available through our counselors. There will be a team getting together Monday to talk through what the most appropriate follow-ups will be throughout the week.”