Vandals spray paint graffiti on Heritage High School campus
By J.J. Kindred | (email@example.com)
Different areas of the campus of Heritage High School were found spray painted with graffiti Thursday, according to a Blount County Sheriff’s Office report.
One of the school’s assistant principals reported at 11:26 a.m. that someone vandalized areas of the school, located at 3741 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, including the main building, a portable classroom, three street signs, vocational sidewalk and the parking lot. The areas were spray painted with blue and red paint, according to the report.
Coulters Bridge nearby had also been spray painted with graffiti in the same colors, with explicit and derogatory quotes. Meanwhile, the school’s property also had quotes spray painted, including “Class of 2016,” “Oh Canada,” “St. Peter Wuz Cool,” “Stop Being Mean,” “Jewish Starfish” and “Oops.”
Several other places on the property were also spray painted, but were not legible. According to the report, one student was questioned after deputies were tipped off, but he denied involvement, claiming he was home with his parents at the time. No other suspects were questioned.
The graffiti on Coulters Bridge had been painted over as of Sunday, but it was not known if the school’s graffiti had been cleaned. No Heritage school officials could be reached for comment Sunday.
Total damage to the school property and bridge was estimated at $1,600 as the investigation continues.