Centuries-old schoolhouse vandalized with profane graffiti
NEW BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Police are searching for suspects who vandalized a Maine schoolhouse originally built in 1872 with profane graffiti.
Maggy Thomas, secretary and treasurer for a New Brunswick community organization that uses the building for meetings, says she's speechless at the defacement. WAGM-TV reports the graffiti was first found Sunday, and depicts racist and violent profanity.
"It pretty much runs the gamut," Thomas says.
She says the schoolhouse was opened originally in 1872 and it's the oldest in the city. While the building is no longer a school, it is now a venue for various community events.
Thomas says the graffiti will be painted over, and that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating.