Vandals Deface South Lakes High School Turf Field

by Karen Goff June 8, 2015 at 4:55 pm 1,223 10 Comments

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.

  • Cluster Tycoon

    “As disappointing as it is, these criminal acts will not take away from our celebratory end of year activities.”

    The logic in this sentence makes you wonder whether anybody will graduate. Disappointing.

    • pleasebekidding

      Why? All I’m reading is that criminals will not deter people from moving on with their day and ignoring the actions of imbeciles. Because of a criminal’s actions, thousands can’t celebrate the end of the school year? That doesn’t make sense to me.

  • Greendayer

    The locked gates only keep the law abiding citizens out. Hopping the fence is hardly a problem for vandals.

  • Biker Sherlock

    What she did not mention in her letter was that the Senior Wall was also defaced with profanity. Herndon took special care to desecrate the name of the girl who committed suicide this year. Thankfully there was a ton of work put in yesterday to spare the student population from seeing it today. Stay classy Herndon….

    • Biker Sherlock

      Ehm I can read…really. So she did mention it but spared the details.

      my bad

      • Karen Goff

        I am also not reporting those details. We have taken a lot of care not to cause the girl’s family additional pain by continuing to mention it. So…graffiti at SLHS. Uncool not matter what it says, which is all offensive.

    • Faunasong

      And you know it was Herndon how?

  • Chuck Morningwood

    This article is worthless without pictures.

    • Ming the Merciless

      You’ve seen one swastika, you’ve seen them all.

  • Thomas Magnum

    I think the Herndon High vandalism case and the South Lakes case maybe linked?


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