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'It's okay to be white' flyers posted on doors of Montgomery Blair HS in Md.

An investigation is underway after Montgomery County Public School officials say that flyers that read "It's okay to be white" were posted on doors of Montgomery Blair High School Wednesday morning. (Photo: Montgomery County Public Schools)

The principal of Montgomery Blair High School believes a flyer posted around her school was meant to incite racial tension.

The piece of paper said, “It’s okay to be white.” The flyers were posted on 10 of the school’s doors before class on Wednesday.

The person behind it was captured on surveillance video, but a hoodie was blocking the person’s face.

“Really? Those type of posters? In a school as diverse as Blair,” asked senior Antoinette Ntomb.

School stats show 15 percent of Blair’s student body is Asian, 24 percent are black, and 33 percent are Hispanic.

“As a parent, yeah, it’s something that troubles me. It troubles us,” said parent Shaun Burke.

Principal Renay Johnson sent parents a letter that said in part “… we will not fall victim to attempts to divide us. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for every student.”

“I am hoping there is not a repeat, but I guess we will see,” said parent Mayu Mishina.

If the goal is to create racial tension, the students ABC7 News talked to Thursday night were confident the person behind the flyers will not win.

“All of us are equal,” said senior Melissa Oliver.

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