2 teens arrested after Patchogue school playground sprayed with bias graffiti

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

PATCHOGUE, Long Island (WABC) -- Two teens who police said vandalized playground equipment with bias graffiti last month have been arrested.

According to Suffolk County Police Department, officials from Bay Avenue Elementary School in Patchogue reported March 29 that the playground had been vandalized.

There was racial graffiti, including swastikas, the letters KKK, racial epithets and a phallic symbol, on the equipment.

Police said after investigating, they arrested two 14-year-olds Friday evening and charged them with making graffiti.

They were released to their parents and issued appearance tickets.