Racist graffiti found on side of Wayzata High School building

The school's principal confirmed the graffiti in an email to parents.
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The principal of Wayzata High School says a positive start to the school year has been "tainted" after racist graffiti was found daubed on the site of its building.

In an email to parents, Principal Scott Gengler said the discovery was made on Wednesday morning, and an investigation has been launched in cooperation with Plymouth Police Department.

It's not been revealed what the graffiti said, with Gengler saying it will be removed "as quickly as possible" and anyone found involved will receive "appropriate consequences."

"I was disheartened and deeply disappointed to learn that our positive start was tainted by racial graffiti found on the side of the high school this morning," he wrote.

"We work hard to promote a culture of kindness, belonging and mutual respect and there is no place for actions like this in our school," he added.

There have been a handful of incidents in recent years of racist graffiti being found at schools, including this past August when a Swastika and antisemitic language was found on the side of Lake Harriet Community School's Upper Campus.

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