ALAMO (AP) — An Alamo elementary school teacher who was the target of anti-gay graffiti on a school storage shed said district officials should take the incident more seriously.
BJ Byrd, a physical education teacher at Rancho Romero Elementary School, spoke about the vandalism at a school board meeting this week.
The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office has characterized the graffiti as a hate crime. Byrd discovered it on an equipment storage shed on Jan. 3.
She said it contained an expletive, a mention of her name and a sexual act and an anti-gay remark. It was small and may have been written in pencil.
Byrd, who is gay, said the school should do more to combat anti-gay bullying.
District officials have asked staff to report back on how such incidents are handled.
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