Estimated read time: Less than a minute
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
MCMURRAY, Pa. (AP) — A school district outside Pittsburgh says it's investigating a racist Facebook post that appeared to have been published on a school board member's personal page.
Screenshots have been circulating of the since-removed post which looked like it was been made by Peters Township School Board member William Merrell.
Merrell tells WTAE-TV he was hacked two years ago, and he never made the post. He says the only reason it's being circulated is because of Tuesday's election.
The post included a link to a list suggesting what would happen if all African Americans left the U.S. It featured a graphic with a racial slur.
It looked as if Merrell posted the photo, writing "Crime in the Burgh would go down for sure."
A district spokeswoman tells the Post-Gazette they're looking into it.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.