'Robert E. Lee' lettering taken off Jacksonville high school sign

The words "Robert E. Lee" have been removed from a sign at a Jacksonville high school after they were vandalized.

The words "Robert E. Lee" have been removed from a sign at a Jacksonville high school after they were vandalized.

The lettering was taken off both sides of the sign at Robert E. Lee High School after two people, described as young men, vandalized the sign on Friday night.

A witness told officers she was walking her dog when she saw two young men crouching near the sign.

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She said they ran off and she saw the word "Racists" spray-painted on the glass. Several letters were pried off the sign.

An officer with Jacksonville Sheriff's Office found several of the letters resting on top of the brick sign. The spray-paint had also been cleared from the glass.

JSO learned that a church group that meets at the school had cleaned off the sign.

The letters were taken by JSO as evidence.

Duval County Public Schools says the letters were removed temporarily because of vandalism over the weekend.

Action News Jax is working to learn more about the missing letters.

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