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Police: Two Teens Arrested for Vandalizing Patchogue Elementary School With Racist Graffiti

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Suspects accused of racial graffiti including swastikas, the letters KKK, racial epithets and more, cops say.

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SCPD have arrested two teens who vandalized playground equipment with bias graffiti at a Patchogue elementary school last month.

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Patchogue, NY - April 10, 2017 - Suffolk County Police have arrested two teens on Friday, April 7, 2017 at approximately 7:30 p.m who vandalized playground equipment with bias graffiti at a Patchogue elementary school last month.
 
On March 29, school officials from Bay Avenue Elementary School, located at 114 Bay Ave., notified police that school playground equipment was vandalized with racial graffiti, including swastikas, the letters KKK, racial epithets and a phallic symbol.
 
Following an investigation, Hate Crimes Unit detectives arrested two 14-year-old juveniles and charged them with Making Graffiti, a class A misdemeanor. The teens, who were released to their parents, were issued field appearance tickets and will be arraigned at a later date.
 
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