Hateful Graffiti Found On Schools Across the Country

Graffiti can be a real problem. According to a 2002 study by the National Center for Education Statistics, roughly 33% of schools across the U.S. have unclean floors or walls, 11% have ceiling issues, and 10% have signs of graffiti somewhere at the school.

Recently, there’s been an uptick in hateful graffiti amongst various schools across the country, and it may be because of this historic election.

In California, at a school with a large Latino population, police discovered some graffiti on a school building. Next to the phrase “TRUMP 2016,” read “Build the WALL HIGHER.”

“Our school is a bilingual immersion school with Spanish as the second language,” said Jeanne Acuña, the school’s principal. “It felt as though someone had just come into our school family’s house and violated the sanctity of the school.”

According to ABC News, of the 1,112 students on campus, wholly 75% are Latino.

“It is extremely upsetting that the children had to be subjected to such hatred and bigotry,” said Windsor Police Chief Carlos Basurto.

CBS SF Bay Area reports that the letters on the school were bright white and nearly a foot and a half tall, making them easily visible from far away.

“I know my children are nervous about this,” Acuña added. “Whether this is a prank or not, it crosses lines where it creates a terrifying situation for small children.”

In Boston, an anti-Trump graffiti job is the subject of controversy.

The phrase “Kill Your Local Trump Supporter,” was found 20 feet long on the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

“I think it’s ridiculous. It’s violent and unnecessary,” said Sam Lovett-Perkins, a 21-year-old nursing major at Northeastern University. “I think it’s overkill on how we view each other as people. It’s outrageous where we’ve gotten to as a nation.”

The Boston Herald reports that the graffiti was painted over shortly after it was found, but many students and faculty still were exposed to it.

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