WAKEFIELD — Authorities are investigating after the discovery this morning of racist graffiti in a girls’ bathroom stall at Wakefield Memorial High.

Following is a message sent to  WMHS families by Principal Amy McLeod.

“I am reaching out with some concerning news.

“This morning, racist graffiti was discovered on a stall door in one of the girls’ bathrooms. The graffiti was reported and immediately removed. We are fully investigating this situation to determine who may be responsible for this graffiti and strongly encourage any student or community member who may have information to reach out to the WMHS administration or the Wakefield Police Department.

“The writing of this racist word was a hateful act. Racist language in any form is offensive, inappropriate, and unacceptable. It is a violation of our district’s core values and undermines our focus on inclusivity and acceptance of everyone in our school community.

“I hope that you will discuss this incident and other incidents of intolerance and hate with your students whenever these situations arise. These conversations can be difficult, but they are necessary in order to grow and be a stronger community.

“We are committed to keeping WMHS a safe and inclusive school community for all of its members. Your partnership and support is a key piece of this work.

“Please reach out to a school administrator if you have any questions or concerns.”