N.C. school investigating ‘#WhiteSupremacy’ tweet from student group account

ERWIN, N.C. (WNCN) – Harnett County Schools officials are investigating a tweet from a student group account using the hashtag “#WhiteSupremacy.”

The tweet from the “Triton Blue Crew” was published around 1 a.m. Wednesday and read:

“Don’t forget to wear white tomorrow to show your support for #WhiteSupremacy #Trump2016”

That tweet was later deleted.

School district officials are investigating the tweet and looking into who published it.

“The twitter account is student-run so they believe it was one of the students who has access to the account,” said Patricia Harmon-Lewis, director of Public Relations with the Harnett County School District.

Harmon-Lewis said Triton High School is going through its “Championship Week” where students wear a different color each day to support the school.

WDTN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s