Virginia Catholic School Reels Over Snapchat Photo Showing Blackface and Slur squib

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An all-girls Catholic School in Richmond, Virginia, was scrambling this week to address the fallout from a Snapchat post apparently depicting a white student in her plaid green school uniform wearing a blackface mask, captioned with the n-word.

The photo was reportedly first posted on Thursday, and Sister Cecilia Dwyer, the head administrator at Saint Gertrude High School, sent an email to parents and students notifying the community of “deeply troubling and racially insensitive imagery” involving “current students” and to announce the school was “looking into this matter” to determine who was involved.

A screenshot of the image had been shared more than 1,000 times on Twitter by Tuesday, after being posted by a woman who said she was a former student and claimed that the nearly 100-year-old school “didn’t do anything when I was a student and I had threatening and outright racist mail sent to my house.”

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