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Giant Swastika Found Outside a Chicago Elementary School

Lake County, school district and village officials have released statements condemning hate vandalism and graffiti found Monday painted on property at Seth Paine Elementary School in Lake Zurich. The vandalism included a giant swastika and other graffiti seen in the photo below. 

Officials for Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 and the village said the message and symbols aren’t reflective of and do not define the Lake Zurich community.

According to a statement by District 95 Superintendent Kelley Gallt, school officials are working with police and will turn over video camera footage of the Seth Paine grounds for police inspection.

“Based on all of my experiences with multiple stakeholders, including students, staff and families, I am certainly shocked that this type of crime would take place within the boundaries of District 95, most especially during a time of holiday celebrations and joy for many cultures,” Gallt’s statement reads. “While I do not believe that these messages of hate define our community, it is important for each of us to stand up against behaviors such as these.”

Source: https://patch.com/illinois/lakezurich/swastikas-spray-painted-lake-zurich-school