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Cops: Words ‘Education Or Slavery’ Spray Painted On Side Of NJ Elementary School

Graffiti found on the side of an elementary school in Randolph Township, NJ. (credit: Morris County Sheriff's Office)

Graffiti found on the side of an elementary school in Randolph Township, NJ. (credit: Morris County Sheriff’s Office)

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RANDOLPH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Police in Morris County are investigating after someone spray painted the words “Education or Slavery” on the side of an elementary school in Randolph Township.

The graffiti was found at Ironia Elementary School on Monday.

Painted next to the phrase “Education or Slavery” was a “V” symbol within a circle, similar to the one used in the movie “V for Vendetta,” police said.

The symbol was associated with a past shooting at a Florida school board meeting, according to police.

In a letter to parents, school officials said the school board and district “worked with law enforcement to establish a presence at each district school and facility since the vandalism was discovered.”

“School safety is the most important responsibility of the district, in partnership with an excellent professional police force,” the letter said. “We will continue to work together as a team to ensure the safety of the community’s most precious resource, the children of Randolph Township.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Randolph Township Police Department (973) 989-7000, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office (973) 285-6200 or Morris County CrimeStoppers at (973) COP-CALL.

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