Vandals paint swastika on Burning Tree Elementary School sign

- For the second time this month, a Montgomery County school has been vandalized. Investigators say this time, a sign outside of Burning Tree Elementary School in Bethesda was spray painted with images of swastikas and male genitalia. 

Montgomery County police say the vandalism was discovered on Sunday morning. A Jewish congregation holds weekly services at Burning Tree Elementary School, and a member of the congregation discovered the images near the entrance to the school.

On October 13, images of a swastika and male genitalia were found chemically burned into the football field at Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg. It happened the night before the school's homecoming game. Last week, police released grainy image of what is believed to be the suspect's vehicle, a dark, four-door sedan with misaligned headlights.

Both cases are being investigated as hate-based vandalisms.

Anyone with information about the vandalisms is asked to contact the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s).  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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