Weddington High Vandalized with Graffiti
UNION COUNTY, NC (Union County Sheriff’s Office) — Early Monday morning, an unknown suspect removed three banners hanging on the front of Weddington High School and then spray-painted the words, “Black Lives Matter” on the bricks underneath where the banners hung causing an estimated $5000 damage.
Union County Public Schools (UCPS) officials notified the Weddington High School Resource Officer about the matter Monday and the Sheriff’s Office has been investigating the reported vandalism. A review of the surveillance cameras determined that at least one individual who appears to be 6’0 tall or taller is seen cutting away one of the banners and then spray painting the building. The suspect appears to be wearing a dark colored ski mask and possibly gloves. Deputies believe the vandalism occurred between 1:30 and 2:00 am Monday.
UCPS facilities staff attempted to remove the graffiti on Monday but further work may be necessary to completely remove the paint. Sheriff Eddie Cathey stated, “Painting a spirit rock is one thing but intentionally destroying property and painting a building is vandalism which costs the taxpayers money.” Deputies are asking anyone with information about this matter to call Crimestoppers, 704-283-5600 or the Union County Sheriff’s Office, 704-283-5600.
Below are images provided by Union County Sheriff’s Office including faint images of the suspect.