Anti-black graffiti found at elementary school

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.

Anyone with information can call police at (650) 329-2413.  Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to paloalto@tipnow.org or sent via text message or voice mail to (650) 383-8984.

7 Comments

      • Your objective is not to prevent the problem, but instead to demonstrate just how strongly you feel. Prosecute the vandals,but don’t feed your catharsis.

    • Easy for you to say huh ? What about the non white kids that go there and they ask questions to there parents asking what that meant? It’s not just graffiti but it is a racial slur appointed to one specific race ! It’s sad that these kids are growing up tought by there parents that this behavior is ok. Walk a mile in our shoes and see if you will say oh it’s just graffiti.

      • We should prosecute the vandals if they are caught, but publicizing it just encourages them to do it more. What is more important – stopping the problem, or just giving you a chance to vent about how awful it is? I prefer something substantive.

        t just

  1. We should prosecute the vandals if they are caught, but publicizing it just encourages them to do it more. What is more important – stopping the problem, or just giving you a chance to vent about how awful it is? I prefer something substantive.

    t just

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