Updated 07/11/2012 09:39 PM
KKK banner found outside Rockingham Co. school administration building
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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — Another incident of Klan activity has been spotted in Rockingham County.
A Klan banner was staked in front of the school district's administration building. The banner referenced the KKK and contained a racial slur. The sheriff's department said they believe the banner is referring to a controversial decision not to replace a confederate statue knocked down by a car last year.
"When people put out banners that are inflammatory that appear to be racial in things like this, it's not tolerated," said Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page.
Reidsville Mayor James Festerman released a statement that said:
While I support the constitutional right of those people that oppose our viewpoint to peacefully exercise their opinion on this subject, I would hope that they would see the damage their continuing opposition is doing to our community.
Investigators say they have seen other racial related incidents in the past few months.
"We have seen the graffiti and also the damage done that has been pointing in the direction of, but as far as saying representatives from KKK are responsible for that, I can't say that," said Sheriff Page.
As for the school system, they say they hope to keep the community united.
"I hope this is an isolated incident and that we're not going to have to deal with this anymore and that we can refocus the community on being one Rockingham County," said Superintendent Rodney Shotwell.
Anyone with information about who is responsible for the banner is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 336-349-9683. Callers do not have to leave their name.