Police investigating after historic African American schoolhouse vandalized

An investigation is underway in Ashburn after vandals targeted a historic African-American schoolhouse, covering it with racist and vulgar graffiti, including swastikas and the words, 'White Power.'

"My mom pulls me aside and tells me about it, and then I absolutely sank," said seventh-grader Taz Foreman, who is part of the project. "Because I was like, 'How could someone ever do this? Like, why would you ever do this?'"

"We were really excited about the progress, so when we learned (about the vandalism) this morning, it was pretty shocking to hear," said Deep Sran, who founded Loudoun School for the Gifted.

"It's kind of really scary to know there are people OK with doing this," Foreman said.

Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to call the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office at 703-777-1021. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919.