Stickers with 'offensive message' found at Lincoln North Star

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Students handing out stickers with an offensive message led to consequences being doled out at Lincoln North Star high school, according to a letter sent home to parents on Thursday.

According to the letter sent from North Star principal Ryan Zabawa, school officials were alerted to the stickers Thursday.

1011 NOW learned the stickers say “The N-Word Pass” and feature a picture of President Barack Obama.

The “N-Word Pass” is circulating social media sites nationally and did not originate at Lincoln Public Schools.

“We immediately started investigating the report and did find a student had distributed a few stickers before school to a limited number of their friends. We have since confiscated the small number of stickers and the students will face appropriate consequences for their actions,” the letter stated.

The full letter can be read below:

"North Star Families,
We want to make you aware of an incident at North Star today. We were alerted today by a concerned citizen about a social media post involving a student reportedly handing out stickers with an offensive message that is circulating nationally as a meme. We immediately started investigating the report and did find a student had distributed a few stickers before school to a limited number of their friends. We have since confiscated the small number of stickers and the students will face appropriate consequences for their actions. I want to assure you that this type of material will not be tolerated in our school, and does not reflect our values and mission at North Star.
If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact the school.

Ryan Zabawa
Principal
North Star High School"