On Monday, students and employees tried to clean up the graffiti that was left on multiple walls, a door and a trash can at Cali Calmecac Language Academy in Windsor, Calif., Raw Story reports.
The vandalism consisted of messages that read “Trump 2016” and “Build the Wall Higher.”
“I know children are nervous about this. It is personal,” said school Principal Jeanne Acuña. “And whether this is a prank or not, it crosses lines where it creates a terrifying situation for small children.”
Three-quarters of the students at Cali Calmecac—a Spanish-immersion school—are Latino.
According to Raw Story, most of the words were covered or removed by the end of the day.
“If it was just ‘We hate Mexicans’ or ‘We hate Latinos’ or ‘We don’t want Spanish,’ that would be one thing,” said Cali Calmecac dad George Valenzuela. “But to write, ‘Build the wall, build it higher,’ that’s a direct reference to his terms.”
The incident is being investigated as a hate crime.
Read more at Raw Story.