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Police Investigating Vandalism As Hate Crime

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ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Police are investigating vandalism near Morehead State University that they're calling a hate crime.

Reportedly racial slurs were spray painted on four homes, a boat, a car and a truck. 

Police say later in their investigation, they also found a pile of burning tires.

The City of Morehead and Morehead State University released this statement in response to the acts:

"We strongly condemn this hateful act. We ask others to join us in condemning not only this act, but all such acts of hate, bigotry, and intolerance. We are dedicated to ensuring the safety of our residents and students and will work tirelessly to bring the perpetrator of this senseless act to justice. Diversity and inclusion are important aspects of strong, welcoming communities, and we remain steadfastly committed to supporting all members of the Morehead and MSU communities."

The crime is under investigation.

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