MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Edina police did not eventually make in arrest in a recent incident of offensive graffiti at Concord Elementary School.
Graffiti including a swastika was removed from the school over the weekend. Officials then reviewed surveillance footage and apprehended the juvenile suspect. The individual confessed to the graffiti, but police did not end up making an arrest, according to a Tuesday press release.READ MORE: Tensions High In Twin Cities Amid Wright Protests, Upcoming Chauvin Trial Verdict
A press release from the City of Edina states that because there was no permanent damage to the school, the juvenile could not be charged with a crime.READ MORE: Artists Paint Murals On Boarded-Up Lake Street Businesses To Help Community Heal
Still, City Manager Scott Neal condemned the incident.MORE NEWS: Sheriff: 3 Killed, 2 Hurt, 1 In Custody After Wisconsin Bar Shooting
“Swastika are offensive and not condoned in our community,” Neal said in a statement. “Incidents such as this do not reflect the sentiments of the community. We must continue to work together to make Edina welcoming for all.”