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Campaign signs for D.C. Everest School Board candidate disappear

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WESTON (WAOW) - Yee Leng Xiong of Weston is filled with questions. His campaign signs for D.C. Everest school board disappeared this week.

He was forced to replace six of his campaign signs that have gone missing. The signs were posted on friends' and supporters' lawns, and even one at his own home.

"At first, I thought it was the families taking them down,” said Xiong. “So I gave them a call asking them about the signs, and they said they hadn't taken them. As a matter of fact they thought I was taking them down."

Everest Metro Police say it's difficult to track down who would take the signs, but they plan to keep an eye out.

"We'll be watching Mr. Xiong's signs in particular to see if we see suspicious people around the signs or anybody messing with them," said Captain Mark Hull of the Everest Metro Police Department.

Officers say this isn't the first time campaign signs have gone missing.

"This isn't unusual,” said Hull. “It seems we end up with these calls every election season it seems like, and it's unfortunate. It's kind of dirty politics, but it does happen."

But this is new to Xiong.

"You know I’m new to this, and it's a little unusual to me,” said Xiong. “I mean, I’ve actually never heard of this."

Xiong has new signs posted where the old ones stood. But he's left wondering where his original signs have gone.

Newsline 9 contacted the D.C. Everest School District about the missing signs. The superintendent's secretary said there are no reports of anyone involved in the district taking down Xiong's signs.

The school board election is April 1.

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