Crime

Anti-Trump graffiti appears overnight at Tacoma elementary school

Anti-Trump and anti-Nazi graffiti appeared overnight on the outside of Stanley Elementary School in Tacoma, and school district officials said they’re investigating.

The message of the graffiti didn’t stick with one particular theme: Found on the building were a swastika with a strike-through over it, a cross with a strike-through over it (a possible reference to the punk band Bad Religion, which played at a craft beer and music festival in Tacoma on Saturday), and the words “F--- Trump.”

“Pennywise” was also written on the building, though it’s not clear if that was a reference to the punk band by the same name or the creepy, homicidal clown from the recently-released reboot of the movie IT.

Tacoma Public Schools spokesman Dan Voelpel said a maintenance crew was dispatched to take the paint off, and that it was the first time something like this has happened this school year, or over the summer.

Candice Ruud: 253-597-8441, @candiceruud

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker

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