Swastikas, Homophobic Slurs Painted at Ohio School with Many Minority Students

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Sign displayed in support following the vandalism at the high school. Photo: Facebook.

(AP) Police are trying to determine who spray-painted swastikas, racial and homophobic slurs, and President Donald Trump's last name on sidewalks and signs around a Cincinnati school whose students are mostly minorities.

The weekend graffiti at Withrow University High School was washed away before students returned to class on Monday.

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The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Withrow has nearly 1,300 students, most of whom are identified as non-white, and it's known for having many immigrant students.

A Cincinnati Public Schools spokeswoman says diversity should be celebrated. She says school officials hope the vandalism sparks conversations about the need for the country to come together.

Another Cincinnati-area school was targeted with such vandalism recently. State Rep. Alicia Reece, who attended Withrow, says that's an emerging pattern that she'll ask Ohio's attorney general to investigate.


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