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Florida children's center set ablaze, spray-painted with swastikas

Police in Florida are investigating a possible hate crime after a daycare and worship center was set ablaze and swastikas were spray-painted on its exterior.

Fort Lauderdale fire crews responded to the Little Leapers Day Care and Performing Arts Academy at 3:15 a.m. Sunday after a fire started in the kitchen, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

The building is also used as a sanctuary of the Bethel Worship Center, according to co-owner Sandra Wilson.

Wilson said more than $50,000 in equipment was stolen, including keyboards, speakers and microphones, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

The daycare was previously put on lockdown three weeks ago after a caller used a racial epithet and warned a teacher to “get out of the neighborhood.”

There were no injuries in the incident, and police say they’ve found signs of forced entry.

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