Racially-charged sticker reported at west Columbus elementary school


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Neighbors and parents of students at Binns Elementary are looking for answers after a sticker they call racist was found on the window of the school.

A spokesperson from the Columbus City Schools says the sticker reading, “IT’S OK TO BE WHITE” was found Saturday by a parent. That parent who didn’t agree with the message scraped it off.

“It’s really sick,” said Levera Rohrig, grandparent of a Binns student. “That would make me feel like I have to watch my grandson and stuff, you know? Because something's not right.”

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The district did report the incident to their safety and security team but not Columbus police. The district explained no vandalism or destruction of property had occurred.

A spokesperson for the district issued a statement reading in part “...It’s important that we all work together to keep our children safe and our schools a welcoming environment that’s conducive to learning and growth for everyone...”

The district said this is the first time a sticker has been found at a CCS building.