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Swastika and reference to KKK attached to Ludington Schools on Google Maps

Officials with Ludington Area Schools were alerted Monday evening that someone had attached an image of a swastika and references to the KKK on a Google Maps page referencing the Ludington Area School District.

MASON COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- Officials with Ludington Area Schools were alerted Monday evening that someone had attached an image of a swastika and references to the KKK on a Google Maps page referencing the Ludington Area School District.

School Superintendent Jason Kennedy posted a notice on the district's website explaining the situation.

It is important to understand that District systems were not compromised, nor were they hacked into, and that the images were not posted on the District’s website or social media page. This process is similar to tagging a friend on any popular social media website.

Once finding out about the issue at 6:58 p.m., school leaders immediately began working with law enforcement officials, Google, and with various tips received.

Investigators were able to identify the person responsible and were able to get the images removed. Superintendent Kennedy said it was determined the device used to tag the images was a school owned device. The student's parent was contacted and the student involved removed the images.

On the school district's website, Superintendent Kennedy also posted this matter and any future issues like it would be taken very seriously:

Ludington Area Schools will not tolerate this type of behavior, and the District reserves its right to prosecute matters such as these to the fullest extent of the law.


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