The Hays Police Department last week received a delayed report of letters sent to four Hays elementary schools containing handwritten “anti-homosexual statements,” said Lt. Tim Greenwood.

The letters also reportedly contained a news article from another area about a homosexual student being battered.

Greenwood said the letters did not contain any direct threats, and officers have attempted to trace the letters, which were received in mid-April.

The report was made in the 2000 block of MacArthur on Thursday.