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No charges in swastika scrawled on high school lockers

NORMAL — Illinois State University Police told local media that a student who scrawled racist graffiti on lockers at University High School won’t be charged.

From the Bloomington Pantagraph:

“It was written in spray deodorant and was able to be wiped off easily and so there was no criminal damage,” Illinois State University Police Chief Aaron Woodruff said Tuesday. “It didn’t rise to the level of criminal damage. It was probably just a case of using bad judgment.”

Laboratory Schools Superintendent Dana Kinley said administrators quickly identified the student and are dealing with it administratively.

“This is a matter we take very seriously and are handling it that way,” she said.

Principal Andrea Markert sent a letter to U High students and parents/guardians, informing them of the incident.

In it, she said the staff will take appropriate disciplinary steps.

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