MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A swastika and “other offensive graffiti” was removed from Concord Elementary School over the weekend, Edina Public School officials said in a statement to families. A coat of fresh paint now covers the graffiti on the playground shed, a post in a Facebook group affiliated with the area said.
Superintendent John Shultz said the graffiti was quickly removed and Edina police apprehended the suspect. The suspect is not believed to have a direct connection to Concord Elementary School, located at 5900 Concord Ave.READ MORE: Free Beer For COVID Vaccine: Brewery Works To Incentivize More People To Get Shots
Shultz said such actions are not tolerated in the schools.READ MORE: Driver Leaving Argument In Car Crashes Into House, Police Say
“The future-readiness of our students depends on their ability to work collaboratively with others from vast numbers of cultures, religions and backgrounds,” Shultz said in the statement sent to families.MORE NEWS: 4 Former Minneapolis Officers Indicted On US Civil Rights Charges In George Floyd's Death
The school says it partnered with the Jewish Community Resource Council for guidance through the incident.