Vulgar Grafitti Sprayed at Folsom Area Elementary School

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Folsom Cordova Unified School District and Folsom Police are investigating another graffiti incident.

This is the second time in two weeks that Sandra J. Gallardo Elementary School was tagged with spray paint.

"It's shocking especially in this neighborhood.You pay a lot to live in this neighborhood and for that to happen, its surprising," Gallardo Elementary School parent, Jovana Kahn said.

At around 6:30 AM Friday, the school custodian found graffiti on the walls near the playground.
Spray-painted were drawings of genitalia, curse words, and Anti-Semetic symbols.

Folsom Police said a nearby utility box was also vandalized with the message, "Trump was here"

"Hopefully it's just a bunch of kids that don't know what they are doing," Gallardo Elementary School parent, Michele Minney said.

School officials immediately scrubbed off and painted over the graffiti.

But some early arriving students were escorted into the Multipurpose room to stay away from the inappropriate language.

Most of it was gone by 8 a.m., just before the 8:22 start time.

Just last month, Gallardo staff arrived early to clean up similar graffiti, which included references to Satanism, and degrading messages about Jews, Christians, and African Americans.
"I worry because my daughter is African American, so I'm worried its something that's targeted toward that specific group," Minney said.

As for the Folsom Cordova Unified School District, this is the third incident in three months dealing with Anti-Semetic vandalism.

Over Labor Day weekend, someone took out the parking barriers at Folsom High School to create a Swastika.

"Regardless of who is responsible, this is not representative of our school communities," Folsom Cordova Unified School District spokesman, Daniel Thigpen, said. "We have diverse, inclusive, safe, and caring school environments and we want to do everything we can to help law enforcement get to the bottom of it."

The district is working with Folsom police to increase security measures and find a possible connection.

Since the first Graffiti incident at Gallardo Elementary School, the Anti-Defamation League has announced they will provide a $2,500 award for anyone who provides information leading to an arrest.

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