Leesburg police investigate racist and antisemitic writing found in high schools

Police are investigating “racist and antisemitic writing” found in two Loudoun County, Virginia, high schools this week.

Leesburg police said the writing was found in a bathroom at Loudoun County High School on Thursday, and racist writing that was located in a bathroom at Heritage High School on Friday.

Police said they are working with Loudoun County Public Schools regarding both incidents.

“There is no place in our society for this type of hateful behavior,” Leesburg police said in a news release. “The Leesburg Police Department takes such reprehensible actions seriously.”

The incidents remain under investigation by the Leesburg Police Department School Resource Officer Unit, according to the news release.

Anyone who has not spoken with law enforcement and has information about the LCHS incident is asked to contact Officer Carter at 703-771-4500 or at jcarter2@leesburgva.gov. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent using TIPSUBMIT via text. Text 274637 (CRIMES) and begin the message with LPDTIP.

Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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