Investigation underway after 2 racist signs posted above water fountains at First Coast High School

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — School leaders are investigating after two racist signs, one reading "colored" and one reading "whites only," were posted above two water fountains at First Coast High School.

A picture of the signs was posted on social media and shared with Action News Jax on Thursday evening.

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Action News Jax reached out to Duval County Public Schools to get more information.

Duval County school superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti provided Action News Jax a statement on Friday, saying that the signs placed on top of the fountains are unacceptable and not tolerated by DCPS.

"We are investigating the matter to determine who is behind the action to provide the appropriate discipline and counseling," Dr. Vitti said.

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DCPS spokesperson Laureen Ricks sent Action News Jax the following statement on Thursday night:

"School is investigating, but it appears to be a prank. Staff immediately removed the notes once it was brought to their attention."

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Duval County Public Schools said the posting of the signs, which read "colored" and "whites only" appears to be a prank:

Posted by Action News Jax on Thursday, November 10, 2016
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