Forsyth seniors unfurl 'derogatory' high school prank

acarlson@ledger-enquirer.comMay 15, 2014 

A banner unfurled on the roof of South Forsyth High School as part of a "senior prank."

A "senior prank" at South Forsyth County High School has drawn accumulating levels of scrutiny after the students involved unfurled a banner from the school's roof that said “N---a we made it #2K14,” a reference to the restyled version of a Soulja Boy song "We Made It," featuring Drake (who drops the line).

In addition to the banner, students also wrote the message in school windows, according to Fox 5. Students are reportedly in the middle of their "senior week" celebration.

The school quickly removed the banner and messages, but the prank still spread across social media.

The school sent this message to parents Wednesday afternoon: “South Forsyth High School Parents: This morning, without our knowledge, students placed a derogatory sign with a verse from a song by Drake on our school as a senior prank. We removed it as soon as it was brought to our attention and deeply apologize for their behavior. This is unacceptable and I promise you that the students will receive the appropriate consequences for their actions.”

The AJC's Maureen Downey parsed the matter even further. "Of course, the use of the racial slur riled some people and prompted others to offer the usual defense: 'Why is it OK for black people to use the word and not white people?'" she wrote. "It’s offensive to most people -- regardless of who uses it."

In the interest of universality, Downey closes her story with another Drake lyric. In the interest of redundancy, here are five more Drake lyrics that the students could have used instead, from Gawker.

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