In late September, after racist slurs were found on the message boards of five black cadet candidates at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School, the school’s superintendent gave a speech that quickly went viral. The Air Force launched an internal investigation to find the culprit.
On Tuesday, Air Force Academy officials said that one of the black cadet candidates actually wrote the racist messages. The vandalism was written in black marker and said “Go home” with the N-word, according to CNN affiliate KRDO.
Lt. Col. Allen Herritage, director of public affairs with the Academy, said that the cadet responsible admitted his guilt when confronted. The individual has “received administrative punishment” and is no longer at the preparatory school, Herritage said. Read more at CNN.