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Second incident of racist graffiti on playground in Amherst

For the second time in a week, racist graffiti was scrawled on playground equipment at an elementary school in Amherst.

The vandalized equipment was discovered early Monday at the Maple East Elementary School playground, a spokeswoman for the Williamsville School District confirmed Tuesday.

"There was some graffiti, vandalism that occurred. It's all been removed at this point," said Rita M. Wolff, communications director for the Williamsville School District.

The graffiti was found spray-painted on playground equipment at the school, as well as the school’s outside brick wall and a window facing the soccer fields. The graffiti contained racist and foul language, a sexually explicit drawing, "Bills" and random names.

Amherst police Tuesday declined to confirm the incident. However, the school district statement said police were notified, responded and took photographs of the vandalism. The graffiti was completely removed by early Tuesday, Wolff said.

"The district is cooperating fully with the police investigation and, when found, will prosecute the perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law," the district said in a statement Tuesday.

A week ago, parents and community leaders in the Amherst School District held a rally after racist graffiti was found on the playground at Windermere Elementary School.

Gathering planned at Amherst playground where racist graffiti was removed

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