Parents at a Southern California elementary school are calling for four staffers to be fired after a photo them posing and smiling with a noose.
The principal of the Summerwind Elementary School is also in their targets, after she emailed the photo to the entire school’s staff with the cryptic subject line, “Room 223 score,” NBC News reported.
The photo was shared hundreds of times on email and social media.
The five were placed on administrative leave while the district investigates.
“The Palmdale School District holds all employees to the highest standards and expectations,” superintendent Raul Maldonado said in a statement. “We will not stop until we find out exactly what did occur. We will not tolerate this type of behavior in our schools.”