Florence High School vandalized over Labor Day weekend

FLORENCE, Texas (KXAN) — Maintenance crews spent most of Labor Day removing and painting over graffiti that was tagged all over Florence High School over the weekend. According to the school district, the vandalism happened sometime Sunday night. The school doesn’t have surveillance cameras, so finding the perpetrators might be difficult.

Vandalism at Florence High School. (Courtesy: Florence ISD)
Vandalism at Florence High School. (Courtesy: Florence ISD)

While maintenance crews have spent several hours trying to remove all of the graffiti, some of the work will continue into Tuesday.

“We’ve had to paint over some of the more vulgar statements until we can sandblast it off tomorrow,” said Florence ISD Superintendent Sam Atwood. “Our primary objective is to begin school tomorrow with the least amount of distraction as possible, and that is what we are working toward.”

While the final cost of the graffiti removal hasn’t been finalized, Atwood believes this vandalism will be considered a felony.

“We are disappointed in the fact this has happened, and that it is not just an adolescent prank,” continued Atwood.

One of the tags read “Jarrell rules!” but Atwood said that is “not an indictment against Jarrell ISD.” If you have any information on who might have done this, you are asked to contact the Florence Police Department.

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