Vandals spray obscene graffiti on high school icon
Police investigating crime on Westview campus
6:50 PM, Sep 13, 2017
Torrey Highlands - Staffers at Westview High School arrived for work
Wednesday morning to find the campus marred by offensive graffiti, including
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."