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Three students disciplined in South Forsyth senior prank

POSTED: May 29, 2014 11:50 p.m.

Three members of the South Forsyth High School class of 2014 who officials said were responsible for a May 14 senior prank that involved the use of a racial slur have been disciplined.

Officials determined the male students had placed a large banner, which included a racial slur and the words “we made it,” quoting a lyric from a popular rap song by Drake, on an exterior wall of the school.

The banner, which had been set up about 3 a.m. May 14, was unveiled about six hours later. It was taken down within minutes.

After the incident, Principal Jeff Cheney said the seniors had embraced “we made it” as their class theme.

While the three students were able to participate in the school’s commencement at the Gwinnett Arena, they missed several of their last days of school.

“The male seniors that participated in the creation and placement of the inappropriate banner at South Forsyth High School received five days of out-of-school suspension,” said Jennifer Caracciolo, spokeswoman for the school system.


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