Vandals spray obscene graffiti on high school icon

Police investigating crime on Westview campus

Torrey Highlands - Staffers at Westview High School arrived for work

Wednesday morning to find the campus marred by offensive graffiti, including

swastikas.

   San Diego police received a call about the vandalism at the Torrey

Highlands secondary school shortly before 7 a.m., SDPD public-affairs Officer

Billy Hernandez said.

   No suspects in the crime were immediately identified.

   Tina Ziegler, principal of the Camino del Sur school, stated in a

message to parents that "campus security and custodians responded immediately,

covering the (defaced) area to prevent students' exposure" to the graffiti.

   "The actions of this person or group of people do not reflect the

pride we take in our campus and the safe learning environment that Westview

High School and the Poway Unified School District strive to provide our

students," Ziegler said. "Westview High School continues to be a place where

all of our students are respected and are expected to respect one another."

 

Kiyan Marashi is a Westview senior.  "I'm greatly disappointed; it's offensive to people from all walks of life, especially a school that's so diverse. I think it's horrible to see this happen."

 

Poway Unified's Director of Communications, Christine Paik, told 10News, "Whoever did this intended to offend as many people as possible.  Genitalia drawn on there, sexual and crude language, profanity, 666, as well as a symbol of a swastika."

 

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