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Hate Symbols Found At Smithfield-Selma High School

Posted February 22, 2002 7:24 a.m. EST

— Some high school students in Johnston County are getting a lesson in hate. Someone vandalized their school, painting racist symbols in the hallways.

School officials found "KKK" and a Nazi swatiska painted on walls, lockers and a car in a shop class at

Smithfield-Selma High School

Thursday morning.

The principal of the school believes the vandalism may have been an inside job, because the suspect opened a window to get inside the school, went to a janitor's closet to get a pair of bolt cutters, went to a shop class and used the bolt cutters to get into a closet that had some paint.

The vandalism was cleaned up a few hours after its discovery. Police are looking for suspects in the incident.