'KKK' found written in bathrooms at Palo Alto middle school

Authorities are investigating a vandalism incident at a Palo Alto middle school after someone wrote "KKK" in two bathrooms, authorities said.

The police department said on Wednesday at around 4:06 p.m. administrative staff at Fletcher Middle School called to report a graffiti vandalism incident.

School staff had already removed the graffiti before officers got to the scene.

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Authorities said the suspect had written "KKK" in ink inside two separate boys' bathrooms on two consecutive days.

On Wednesday the symbol was written on a bathroom stall and the following day it had been written on a toilet paper dispenser and walls.

Police said it's likely the same suspect committed both crimes.

Officers said the case is being investigated as a hate crime. So far, no suspects have been identified.