Investigation underway after 2 racist signs posted above water fountains at Florida high school

Investigation underway after 2 racist signs posted above water fountains at Florida high school

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.

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. We reached out to Duval County Public Schools to get more information.

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

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

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