Crews work to cover vandalism at Old Lyme High School

Vandals wrote on the outside of East Lyme High School. (WFSB)

While the Connecticut State Police continue to investigate vandalism found on a wall at Old Lyme High School this weekend, crews were working to clean up the graffiti.

Eyewitness News spoke with the Superintendent of Schools, Ian Nevaiser, who said maintenance crews "worked hard to immediately remove all of the graffiti" found at Old Lyme High School on Saturday. The school was not the only location in town to fall victim to anti-Donald Trump sentiments, Nevaiser said.

The vandalism contained derogatory words on the outside of the school.

Superintendent Nevaiser told Eyewitness News that the graffiti "did not display a single message, but the majority related to the girl's soccer state championship game." Racial signs including the message "white genocide" was seen written on the wall. The phrase "no Trump night riders" was also visible.

The school is working with resident State Trooper from the Troop F barracks to investigate who may be responsible. Nevaiser urges anyone with information to call the Lyme-Old Lyme High School at 860-434-1651 or the Old Lyme Resident Trooper’s office at 860-434-1986.

"While these incidents do not present a danger to our students or staff, they are troubling and are a slight to our schools and to the community as a whole. We are asking for your help in apprehending the individuals responsible for these crimes and hope you will come forward with any information should you have it," Nevaiser said in a statement to staff and parents.

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