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KKK banner found at N.C. school building

July 12, 2012 at 4:39 PM   |   Comments

WENTWORTH, N.C., July 12 (UPI) -- Investigators are trying to determine who left a Ku Klux Klan banner outside the Rockingham County school headquarters in northern North Carolina.

The area is involved in a dispute about replacing a monument to Confederate soldiers in Reidsville that was knocked down by a driver last year. While a judge ruled a new statue should be placed in a Civil War cemetery, others want the statue to be repaired and returned to downtown Reidsville.

The banner was found at the Rockingham County School Administration Building by an employee Wednesday morning, the Greensboro News & Record reported. It had a message in red and black ink: "We Will get our monument back and no N----r-loving City Council will stop us! THE REAL KKK does not play!"

County Sheriff Sam Page said the placing of the banner is being investigated as a hate crime.

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