If you discover items such as those above:
- take a photo or screenshot
- contact school administrators
- avoid immediately destroying items
When images or objects may have been left by persons outside the school, administrators may want to call in local authorities before removing them. This can also help track broader patterns of white nationalist activity in the community. Prior to removal, covering graffiti or objects in the interim may generally be appropriate.
These types of incidents in solation may have little impact, but they can be the first sign of a broader problem. Make sure they are noted and recorded, not ignored.
Avoid overreacting to isolated incidents. If the scale of incidents becomes significant, plan with other teachers and administrators for ways to discuss the problem within the school community.
If there are students who feel they were targets of the incident, assess whether to have follow-up discussions or to recommend counseling, as you would in other disturbing situations. Avoid focusing student attention on identifying those who caused the incident, or responding with a punitive tone.