By the Daily Post staff
A vandal wrote a racial epithet directed at black people on a sign at El Carmelo Elementary School in Palo Alto, police said.
A school employee told police on Monday that somebody over the weekend had written the slur on a sign and crossed out a cartoon image on the same sign that depicted two non-white children, police said.
When school officials discovered the sign, they promptly removed it.
No similar acts of vandalism have been reported at schools in Palo Alto, police said.
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