SFPD investigating graffiti at French school as possible hate crime

San Francisco police are investigating graffiti discovered at a French school in Hayes Valley on Tuesday morning as a possible hate crime.

The graffiti, believed to be a symbol for the group Five Percent nation that is related to the Nation of Islam, was spray-painted on a wall of the schoolyard at French American International School located at 150 Oak St., said Robert Movradinov, a spokesman for the school.

It was first found by a staff member at about 6:30 a.m.

“We get graffiti from time to time, but the symbol – particularly in light of what happened last week – did awaken some concern, which is why we reported it to [police],” Movradinov said, referring to Friday’s deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.

Police believe the graffiti was spray-painted sometime overnight, and the SFPD Special Investigation Division is investigating to determine whether the incident was a hate crime.

Anyone with information about the graffiti is asked to call the Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text A Tip to TIP411 and begin the message with “SFPD.”CrimeFrench American International Schoolgraffitihate crimeparis terror attacksSan Francisco Police DepartmentSFPD

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Sergeant cleared in shooting of man on meth ‘rampage’

A San Francisco police sergeant has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing for… Continue reading

Protected bike lane, safety measures proposed for dangerous stretch of Folsom Street

Folsom Street between Second and Fifth streets has been the site of… Continue reading

Giants to host first leg of Bay Bridge Series

Among the changes made to the Major League Baseball schedule this year… Continue reading

Heat wave expected to hit the Bay Area this weekend

Much of the Bay Area and Monterey Bay region will face excessive… Continue reading

California’s eviction ban is ending. Gov. Newsom and lawmakers have 3 weeks to extend it

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers face an 18-day deadline to… Continue reading

Most Read