Edmonds K-8 school hit by ‘reprehensible’ graffiti

EDMONDS — Madrona K-8 School was vandalized over the weekend with extensive graffiti that included racial slurs, obscenities and political insults.

School employees contacted Edmonds police Sunday after discovering the spray-paint damage. Detectives suspect it occurred between Friday night and Saturday morning, during the final weekend before school let out Tuesday.

This was the third time that Madrona, located on 236th Street SW near Edmonds Way, had been targeted with graffiti this school year, Edmonds police Sgt. Josh McClure said.

Separately, police and Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies investigated in April after receiving reports of several cars being spray-painted with poorly drawn swastikas in the Westgate and Esperance neighborhoods.

Edmonds Police Chief Al Compaan promised to do whatever he could to identify those responsible for the most recent incident and hold them accountable. Compaan has been in touch with the city’s diversity commission about what he called “reprehensible acts.”

Anyone with information that might help detectives can contact the tip line at 425-771-0212 or epdtips.edmondswa.gov.

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