More racist graffiti found at California High School in San Ramon

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For the fourth time in four weeks, students at San Ramon's California High have found racist graffiti scrawled on a bathroom wall. (KGO-TV)

For the fourth time in four weeks, students at San Ramon's California High School have found racist graffiti scrawled on a bathroom wall.

The school district has called for a parent meeting to discuss just the latest in a series of disturbing incidents on the campus.

The graffiti found included expletives and slurs aimed at African American students and the Back Student Union.

"We have about 200 students in our BSU and to have them all texting me, like scared to come to school today, it freaks me out," said Sierra Gard of the Black Student Union.

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For a time, students were escorted to the bathrooms by teachers and staff.

"It's now the fifth incident of racist graffiti we've had in our school district within the last month and it's certainly very disturbing, and a challenge," said Elizabeth Graswich of San Ramon Unified School District.

In Dublin, Congressman Eric Swalwell visited his alma mater and spoke directly to civics students about how to change the dialogue.

"I know a lot of people are feeling powerless, especially if you weren't able to vote in this presidential election, so I just want to talk to them about their future and also to let them know that they are not powerless, that we can work together to shape what's next," Swalwell said.

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So far, Dublin High students said they haven't seen the kind of heated rhetoric and blatant racism exhibited on other campuses.

"A lot of us aren't super happy about the results, but I don't think anyone is super emotional about it, no," said Sophia Hill, a Dublin High student.

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"It's kind of upsetting to see, but I think if we just take some time to give Donald Trump a chance, let everything cool down," said Houston, a Dublin High School student.

The idea here is to choose respect and tolerance over bigotry.
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