CRIME
11/23/2016 02:48 pm ET Updated Nov 27, 2016

Racist Graffiti Scrawled All Over Georgia High School

The graffiti included references to the KKK and to Donald Trump.

Hate-filled graffiti was found on several buildings and sidewalks at a Gwinnett County high school in Georgia Tuesday morning. 

Students who were leaving for a wrestling tournament were the first to discover  the graffiti at Collins Hill High School, according to WSB-TV

Gwinnett County Public Schools spokeswoman Sloan Roach told the Gwinnett Daily Post that the graffiti was found in several areas behind the school, which included trailers and sidewalks. The markings appeared to include racist language, swastikas and references to the KKK and Donald Trump. 

The school’s stadium was also defaced. 

“Our goal is to find out who’s behind this damage and prosecute them,” Roach told the Post. “It’s upsetting to those at school as well as those in community. It’s sad that people act out this way, more so that they do it at a school.”

It is unclear if the act was committed by students or members of the community. 

Collins Hill High School principal Kerensa Wing said she refuses to let this incident define the school’s community. 

“As we continue our Thanksgiving break,” Wing wrote in an email sent to students and parents, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “I am not disheartened by this incident as I know that this type of behavior does not define our school community and for that I give thanks.”

Just last week, another high school in Gwinnett County faced a racially charged incident after the election.

A Muslim teacher at Dacula High School said she received an anonymous note that said her headscarf is no longer allowed in America and that she should use it to hang herself. 

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