Flyers with hate messages toward Black students left steps away from Gravesend school

Police were seen outside Lincoln High School Tuesday. Flyers with hateful messages about Black students were found Monday night.

News 12 Staff

Dec 14, 2021, 10:39 PM

Updated 858 days ago

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Flyers full of hateful messages were posted steps away from a school in Gravesend, spurring an NYPD hate crime investigation.
Police were seen outside Lincoln High School Tuesday. Flyers with hateful messages about Black students were found Monday night. 
The flyers read “Lincoln High School Black kids are a negative influence on the community. They invade apartment buildings and the superintendent calls the police every day to stop them.” 
There is a picture seen on the flyer that depicts a Black kid and a monkey yelling at each other. 
The Department of Education released a statement saying, “We are cooperating with the NYPD Hate Crimes Unit while they investigate. Our children deserve far better than this hateful act."
Council Member Mark Treyger released a statement saying, “This flyer does not represent New York. We are so much better than this. We are a hard-working, welcoming community and that’s why it’s very important that we condemn these hateful fliers.” 
The school says video of the person putting up the flyers has been given to police.


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