By Pioneer Staff
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Vandals hit J.A. Laird Elementary School over the weekend, spray-painting images and messages on all sides of the school building, as well as on a nearby shed and playground equipment. Many of the images and messages were pornographic, pedophilic, racist and anti-Semitic in nature.

“On Sunday, May 16 mischief to J.A. Laird Elementary School was reported to the Columbia Valley RCMP. Police attended and photographed extensive graffiti painted on the exterior walls of the school. Video surveillance is being reviewed and evidence has been seized for examination. Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP or Crimestoppers,” said Columbia Valley RCMP Sergeant Darren Kakuno. “At this point we cannot say whether it was youths or adults involved in this incident.”

Anyone with information can reach the Columbia Valley RCMP at 250 342 9292.