A West Side CPS School Was Vandalized With Swastika Graffiti

By Stephen Gossett in News on Nov 29, 2016 5:18PM

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John Hay Public School via Google Street View

Someone spray-painted a swastika on the door of a public elementary school in Austin, ABC7 reports.

A parent spotted the vandalism on Monday morning at John Hay Public School (1018 N. Laramie Ave. #1) when he dropped his daughter off for class.

Workers from the Streets and Sanitation painted over the swastika early Monday morning, according to ABC7.

Police did not receive any calls for service related to the vandalism as of Tuesday morning, Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesperson, told Chicagoist.

Reports of Nazi-themed vandalism have spiked across the country in weeks following the election. Last week books about Islam were discovered defaced with swastikas and racial slurs in an Evanston library.

Update: 2:30 p.m.:
CPS sent the following statement to Chicagoist about the incident:

"Chicago Public Schools has no tolerance for this type of despicable act, as we are committed to promoting school environments that are welcoming and supportive of all cultures and beliefs. We are grateful for the City's effort to remove this hateful message from our school."