November 17, 2021

The Sacramento Valley/Central California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV/CC) today welcomed a hate crime investigation into racist graffiti targeting Elysse Versher, assistant principal at West Campus High School in Sacramento.

SEE: Racist graffiti targeting Sacramento assistant principal investigated as hate crime

After enforcing school dress code requiring masks, Ms. Versher has been targeted with online comments about her using the N-word. On November 8th, she discovered a racist slur written across her parking spot.

In a video, Sacramento City Unified School District’s Superintendent Jorge A. Aguilar responded to the incident and said a hate crime investigation is under way.

WATCH: SCUSD West Campus Response from Superintendent Jorge A. Aguilar

Basim Elkarra, Executive Director of CAIR-SV/CC said in a statement:

“We welcome the investigation and are disturbed by the harassment targeting Ms. Versher, a faculty member who was upholding a required dress code of masks for the safety and health of students and faculty.”