The Davis Police are reporting that a swastika was founded burned into a picnic table at Holmes Junior High. This is the third known hate incident in the last month following the noose found at Davis High’s football stadium and the swastika and the “N” word found in a freeway underpass.
Both tables were located in the school’s courtyard.
Lt. Doroshov said, “Police processed the scene and are investigating this crime. There are no suspects at this time and no evidence to suggest this incident is somehow related to the prior and already reported on hate incidents that occurred last month.”
“The Davis Police is committed to keeping our community involved and aware of such events. Schools can be prime targets for vandalism during the summer months,” he said in a statement. “We urge anyone residing near a school to report any suspicious activity to our dispatch center by calling 530-747-5400 (Or dialing 911 when an in-progress crime is suspected).”
The Vanguard went to Holmes Jr. High on Monday afternoon and found that the vandalism had been removed. Lt. Doroshov informed us that district personnel had removed it before it was publicly available.
—David M. Greenwald reporting