Sheriff's office seeks vandals who painted swastikas, other graffiti at Williamsport High

April 30, 2012
  • Washington County Public Schools maintenance employee Albert Knox paints over a swastika Monday that was spray-painted on the track at Williamsport High School over the weekend.
By Ric Dugan/Staff Photographer

WILLIAMSPORT — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was searching Monday for the vandals who painted swastikas and other graffiti on the girls softball scoreboard at Williamsport High School.

Deputy 1st Class James Clay said an initial investigation appears to show that the graffiti was painted by juveniles, possibly students from Boonsboro High School.

In addition to three small swastikas, vandals painted “Warriors” on the scoreboard and “BHS” on a nearby storage trailer, Clay said. A swastika also was painted on the Williamsport High School track.

Clay said authorities believe the incident occurred Friday night or early Saturday.

School maintenance workers painted over the graffiti.

Williamsport Mayor James G. McCleaf II said he was appalled by the incident.

“I think it’s a shame. What’s wrong with kids?” McCleaf said Monday afternoon. “I hope they get them and do what they have to do.”

— Dan Dearth


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