Juneau Police Department is investigating racist graffiti found in the woods near Floyd Dryden Middle School, the department announced Thursday afternoon. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Juneau Police Department is investigating racist graffiti found in the woods near Floyd Dryden Middle School, the department announced Thursday afternoon. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Police investigate racist graffiti near middle school

The messages within the graffiti are considered a hate crime, according to police.

Editor’s note: This article contains descriptions of racist graffiti, including a reference to a slur.

Juneau Police Department is investigating racist graffiti found in the woods near Floyd Dryden Middle School, the department announced Thursday afternoon.

Photos of the vandalism, which consisted of shapes and lines as well as vulgarities, a slur and apparent references to the divisive phrase “All Lives Matter,” circulated on social media Wednesday. The messages within the graffiti are considered a hate crime, according to JPD, and the department’s policy is to protect the rights of all people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or disability.

Police received a report of the graffiti at about 4:12 p.m. Wednesday, according to JPD and shortly after the initial report, a group of community members quickly responded to the area to clean it up.

Anyone with information about the graffiti is encouraged to contact Juneau Police Department at 586-0600 or make an anonymous tip at JuneauCrimeline.com.

• Contact the Juneau Empire newsroom at 308-4895.

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