Anti-Biden messages spray-painted at Fairfield school, TJ Maxx
Anti-President-elect Joe Biden graffiti was spray-painted at a Fairfield elementary school and a TJ Maxx across the street, officials say.
The graffiti was found on a sidewalk at McKinley School Wednesday, and on a mound of snow in the parking lot by a Board of Education member.
The words "United States of China," "Commie Kamala," "Beijing Biden," and "Biden for Socialism," were found spray-painted in the area near both the school and TJ Maxx.
The Department of Public Works has removed the graffiti at the school, but the messages remain on the building of TJ Maxx.
The Department of Public Works says it will work with TJ Maxx to remove the graffiti from the building.
The Fairfield Board of Education and Fairfield Public Schools issued a joint statement saying, "As we process the events unfolding across our country, we know that many in our community are dealing with feelings of anger, hurt, and fear. However, there is no place for divisiveness or disruptive language in the Fairfield Public Schools. We condemn in the strongest terms the actions of anyone who vandalizes property or uses hate speech. We will continue to work together with the community to ensure that all our students feel safe, supported and valued.
State Sen. Tony Hwang released a statement saying, "These cowardly racist and political themed messages were written on the sidewalk and snowbank of a school intended for parents and students to see was abhorrent. And to place it onto the property of a nationally recognized school known for its diversity of race, religion and ethnicity adds to the potency of the intended hate message."
Fairfield State Reps. released a joint statement which read in part, we denounce hate in any and all forms. Together, we must not only hold one another accountable but actively support building a community that is safe for all of its members. Together with our local leaders, we will continue to work to combat the forces that seek to divide us as a community. We ask that you join us in doing the same."
Police are asking for the public's help tracking down those responsible.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Fairfield Police Detective Bureau at (203)254-4840, or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637).