The principal of a Georgia high school has said the students responsible for a "derogatory" banner hung outside the school ahead of graduation will be punished.
The banner read, "N---- we made it" - lyrics from a song by Canadian rapper Drake.
Principal Jeff Cheney said the banner was a senior class prank and was removed immediately.
"(We) deeply apologize for their behaviour," he wrote in an email to parents. "This is unacceptable and I promise you that the students will receive the appropriate consequences for their actions."
CNN reported more than 70% of the students at the school are white, 12% are Asian, more than 10% are Hispanic, and less than 5% are black.
Susan Newsome, who is the parent of a student, told CNN she hoped other parents would talk to their children "about how senior pranks should be lighthearted and clever, not mean-spirited and destructive."
The senior class also put a for sale sign on the principal's car.Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5