Students at Naperville Central High School were disciplined after a “racially insensitive electronic post” surfaced, school officials said.
Naperville District 203 said the high school’s administration became aware of the post and “took swift and appropriate action steps to address this situation and the students involved.”
Parents said a note was sent home about the incident Friday.
Schools officials did not specify what the incident involved, but a parent sent NBC 5 a screenshot of what appeared to be a Craigslist ad featuring a photo of a young black student with the subject “Slave for sale (NAPERVILLE).”
The school would not reveal how many students were disciplined due to the incident or what that discipline involved but said “as a district, we follow the principles of restorative practice to address and repair harm.”
“NCHS administrators have a plan in place when school resumes [Monday] to address this issue with the entire student population, as well as offering additional support for students who need it,” the district said in a statement, adding that it is “committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all students” and “racial discrimination and hateful acts are never acceptable.”