CHEYENNE – Two posters reading “it’s great to be straight it’s not ok to be gay,” “black lives only matter because if it weren’t for them who would pick our cotton,” and “Join the KKK,” with “the confederate kid club” in parenthesis beneath it were found in Cheyenne’s McCormick Junior High School early Wednesday morning, Principal Jeff Conine said.

He said the flyers were removed from the walls by teachers and turned in to him before students arrived for the day.

Conine said he reviewed security camera footage to try to determine who posted the flyers, but he said there are no cameras in the part of the school where the flyers were posted.

He is still searching for who is responsible. Until that person or persons is found, he said he couldn’t determine what the repercussions would be.

The most severe punishment he is authorized as principal to deliver is a 10-day out-of-school suspension.

Conine said it was an isolated incident.

“I don’t believe this is a prevailing sentiment that exists in the school,” he said.

This story is developing and will be updated. 

Morgan Hughes is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s education reporter. She can be reached at mhughes@wyomingnews.com or 307-633-3181. Follow her on Twitter at @morganhwrites.

Morgan Hughes is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s education reporter. She can be reached at mhughes@wyomingnews.com or 307-633-3181. Follow her on Twitter at @morganhwrites.

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