School whose student newspaper endorsed Clinton vandalized by Trump supporters

KUSA - The school whose student newspaper invoked some controversy in the conservative Colorado Springs community after it endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton last month was vandalized by Donald Trump supporters over the weekend.

It's unclear if the vandalism was directly motivated by the endorsement. 

The academic building at Palmer Ridge High school was hit with graffiti that read: “We support Trump for presidet.”

School officials say the incident is under investigation, and that surveillance video is being reviewed.

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This comes less than a month after the Bear Truth, the student newspaper at Palmer Ridge, wrote an editorial endorsing Clinton.

Newspaper staff told the Gazette they expected “significant reaction” – but not necessarily the vitriol they received, including personal attacks.

Some parents contacted the district to say they were outraged, and questioned whether the editorial was allowed.

A district spokesperson told the Gazette it falls under the free speech policy, and is only the opinion of the Bear Truth’s editorial board. 

Palmer Ridge hasn't been the only building vandalized during this contentious election. 

Donald Trump's Denver campaign office was vandalized twice in one day last week. 

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