A surprise was waiting when students arrived to school Thursday morning. New signs were painted on the buildings and sidewalks.
Vandals were busy at work at the Hillcrest High School in Riverside, California Wednesday night. They spray-painted pro-Trump graffiti all over the buildings and sidewalk, and maintenance workers were busy this morning painting over it.
One parent said her sophomore son told her the campus was “trashed” with vandalism inside the school as well.
Trees were also toilet papered, garbage cans were put on top of the metal poles outside the school, and more toilet paper and graffiti was on the side.
Police officer Cheryl Hayes said door handles had been spray painted and plastic wrap was left everywhere.
Police were inquiring at local stores to see if any large purchases of spray paint or toilet paper had been made recently, and checking for any local security cameras that may have captured the vandalism. The school does not have security cameras.
One student, Andre Brown, said he believes the graffiti was more of a student prank than a political statement, because other non-Trump messages were written, such as “Senior 16”.
Personally, the 18-year-old said he doesn’t plan to vote at all in the presidential election, because none of the candidates appeal to him.
So far, authorities have no idea who might be responsible for the damage.
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