(Northampton, MA) — Racist and anti-gay graffiti has been found at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School. The message written on a boys’ bathroom wall was discovered by a custodian Monday afternoon. A second message was carved into an outdoor picnic table. Superintendent Jeffrey Peterson tells the “Gazette” he does not believe any of his students are responsible.
An announcement on whether a grand jury has indicted a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager is expected this afternoon.
Hagel was appointed less than two years ago as Obama pushed his signature program of winding up wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The U.S. military will have a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month.
The President shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration.