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Poolesville High School vandalized

Hate graffiti was written on the outside walls, windows and basketball court of Poolesville High School and Montgomery County police are investigating.

Sometime between 9 p.m. Sunday and 5:30 a.m. Monday day, a vandal or vandals spray-painted ethnic slurs and symbols such as “KKK” and a swastika, police said.

The vandal or vandals are believed to have also stolen a John Deere “Gator” utility vehicle from a locked storage building on school grounds, police said.

Police asked anyone with information to call 301-279-8000. Those wanting to remain anonymous and qualify for a reward of up to $1,000 can call 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

Dan Morse covers courts and crime in Montgomery County. He arrived at the paper in 2005, after reporting stops at the Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun and Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He is the author of The Yoga Store Murder.

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