Vandals Deface South Lakes High School Turf Field

South Lakes High SchoolVandals hit South Lakes High School’s turf athletic field and other outdoor areas with obscene graffiti, principal Kim Retzer said Monday.

The vandalism occurred Sunday night, Retzer said in an email to students’ families.

Herndon High had a similar incident last week. No suspect has been caught, authorities said. South Lakes and Herndon both had similar back-to-back vandalism incidents early in the 2013-14 school year.

Here is what Retzer wrote to the SLHS community:

Dear Seahawk Families,

Sometime last evening, vandals spray painted graffiti with inappropriate language and images on to our main turf field. This incident follows the discovery earlier yesterday of additional graffiti that was found on the senior wall and other stadium structures. A similar vandalism incident occurred at Herndon High School last week.

We have taken steps to begin the expensive process to clean the turf field. The other damaged structures have already been cleaned. As disappointing as it is, these criminal acts will not take away from our celebratory end of year activities. We will be working closely with law enforcement to hold the perpetrator(s) accountable and anyone with information is asked to contact Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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