Nazi graffiti sprayed

Tim EdmundsAlbany Advertiser

An Albany Aboriginal pre-school has been targeted with offensive Nazi graffiti, leaving it to cover the cost of repairs.

Spencer Park Primary School said it was disappointed to discover an enrolment banner at the Coolangarras Barmarh Aboriginal Pre School painted with a swastika and German military Waffen-SS symbol at the weekend.

The Albany Advertiser was alerted to the vandalism on Sunday by residents offended by the act and the banner was taken down before school resumed yesterday.

The banner was also tarnished with other profanities.

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Police said an official complaint had not been made.

Spencer Park Primary School principal Jeremy Hadlow said potentially being forced to replace the banner would come at a cost and unfortunately eat into the school’s educational budget.

“Its disappointing — schools shouldn’t be the target of vandalism at any time, we are here for an educational purpose,” he said.

The school had raised funds for the banner to promote enrolments at the pre-school on Mokare Road.

Police said Yakamia Primary School was also vandalised at the weekend after a glass panel to a classroom was smashed.

The swastika, made popular by the German Nazi Party is still used by fascist right-wing groups.

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