Hate message plastered on Hunter Huss High

by: Trish Williford Updated:

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GASTON COUNTY, N.C. —

Students at Hunter Huss High say they're outraged and embarrassed by a message of hate spray-painted on one of their school's buildings.

Someone painted a racial slur and a reference to killing babies on the back of a building over the weekend.

School officials covered up the words with white paint Monday, but many of the students had already seen the hate message on social media.

They're shocked that someone would do this while the school is grieving over the murder of 17-year-old Brandon McCall.

Police said Jesse Funderburk, a former Hunter Huss student, admitted to spray-painting the slur and hate message on the building.

He was arrested after a witness told police he saw Funderburk's car at the school over the weekend.

Some of the students told Eyewitness News they remember Funderburk from class.

"It may make our school look even worse, I mean we just had a kid die and you're going to come put something on the wall like that?" said Steven Seay, a student.

Eyewitness News stopped by Funderburk's home Monday night and he had no comment about the graffiti or his arrest. He's charged with injury to property.