CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A vulgar message was put on the sign of a south Charlotte school on Sunday, according to CMS officials.
The school system says someone put the inappropriate message on the sign and a photo of it was posted to social media Monday evening by a community member.
CMS initially believed that the sign was photoshopped and showed "a faked alteration of the sign and content," but following an investigation and corroboration from school staff, it was determined that the sign was vandalized over the weekend.
The vandal wrote "f*** Kavanaugh" on the sign, following the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday. He was sworn in by President Trump Monday evening.
Brendan Bailey tells FOX 46 he took a photo of the sign around 9:45 a.m. on Sunday. He says it was removed by 1:30 p.m. that afternoon.
South Charlotte Middle School released a statement on the matter saying:
An exterior sign at South Middle School was vandalized over the weekend. A picture posted to social media Monday evening 10/8 by a community member initially appeared to show a faked alteration of the sign and content. This determination was made after on-site investigation within one hour of the social media post showed the sign was confirmed clear of all content on Monday evening.
Later corroboration of the initial posted image and review of the incident from school staff confirmed the sign had been defaced over the weekend with an inappropriate message that was removed early Sunday by staff members.
CMS messaging guidelines, Board policies and codes of conduct forbid use of profanities in any communications. CMS is investigating this matter with law enforcement.