Raleigh, NC – Enloe High School students had to endure offensive remarks broadcast over the school’s intercom system.
According to a message from the school’s principal to parents, someone hacked the school’s intercom system and made the remarks during school Thursday.
It’s unclear how many people heard the remarks or indeed exactly what the remarks were. However, principal Jackie Jordan said reports indicate that the remarks were antisemitic and included a threat against the President of the United States.
According to our newsgathering partners at the News & Observer, some people who heard the comments said they included phrases such as “Heil Hitler.”
Jordan said the school’s security team and technology department are working together to make sure nothing like this happens again.
“I would like to offer my sincere apology to anyone offended by this atrocious act. Racism and threats of violence of any kind have no place in our school or anywhere else,” Jordan said in the letter to parents.
In an email message Thursday to families, Enloe High School Principal Jackie Jordan said someone hacked into the intercom system to reportedly make anti-Semitic remarks and threaten U.S. President Joe Biden. She had promised parents that they would “take the necessary measures so that this does not happen again.”
“A thorough investigation with the WCPSS security team has resulted in identifying the person who committed these acts,” Jordan said in an email Friday updating the situation. “Appropriate disciplinary action is being taken.”
Enloe is a magnet high school off New Bern Avenue in East Raleigh that draws students from across Wake County. “I’m deeply disturbed by the antisemitic remarks made at Enloe High School this week,” U.S. Rep. Deborah Ross, a Wake County Democrat, tweeted Friday. “Antisemitism has no place in Wake County or any community. We must continue fighting against this hateful rhetoric and violence.”