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Islamic School Principal Says School Is Returning to Normal After Graffiti

Islamic School of Rhode Island graffiti
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The principal of the Islamic School of Rhode Island says he's taking extra precautions since the school was tagged with offensive graffiti, but that life there is returning to normal.

The FBI is conducting a civil rights investigation into the vandalism at the West Warwick school Feb. 14.

The entrance was tagged with graffiti that read "Now this is a hate crime," ''pigs" and offensive references to Muhammad.

Monday was the students' first day back from February vacation. Principal Abdelnasser Hussein says police officers were there to make sure it went well.

Hussein says nearly all of the students attended classes. He met with parents last week to assuage any concerns.

The graffiti has been removed.

West Warwick Maj. John Magiera says the department is "actively investigating" the case. 

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