A racist new post has an Ahwatukee high school at the center of controversy again.
A tweet by an account called “Desert Vista Senior Prank” says “ATTENTION ALL SENIORS: New senior prank will be happening next Monday morning at 7:30 in the parking lot. We will be acting like the front gate is the border into Mexico. We will have cops searching cars, window washers, and people selling tortillas and…”
Tempe Union High School District officials say they first learned about the post on Thursday and immediately started investigating, but Jennifer Liewer, executive director of community relations, says they still don’t know exactly who wrote the post.
“The post was absolutely inappropriate. It was not representative of the class of 2019 at Desert Vista,” said Liewer. She says the post has been deleted and the account was taken down.
Three years ago, Desert Vista suspended six girls after a photo of them spelling out a racial slur with T-shirts made its way onto social media and almost immediately went viral.
“I can tell you they are an amazing campus and they do so much to create a culture of inclusivity, and you just walk the campus during the day and you can see that there are people from all walks of life,” Liewer said.
The school district says the prank will not be happening on Monday like the post states, and it does not support or sponsor the Twitter account in any way.