Westview High School vandalized with graffiti of offensive symbols, language

Posted at 11:25 AM, Sep 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-13 21:55:20-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Westview High School officials Wednesday scrambled to cover up offensive graffiti painted prominently on campus overnight.

A custodian discovered the graffiti over a "W" in the center of campus "defaced with graffiti containing offensive symbols and language," according to Westview Principal Tina Ziegler.

The graffiti was described to 10News reporter Steve Fiorina as depicting several swastikas, sexual and crude language, profanities, and obscene drawings.

In a letter to parents, Ziegler said campus security and custodians worked quickly to prevent students' exposure to the graffiti:

"Earlier this morning I woke up to the news that our campus had been vandalized overnight. The 'W' in the center of our school was defaced with graffiti containing offensive symbols and language. Campus security and custodians responded immediately, covering the area to prevent students’ exposure."

Ziegler added, "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 Poway Unified School District strive to provide our students."

The school is asking parents and students to come forward if they have any information related to who may be behind the graffiti.

Westview has reported the incident police and crews were working Wednesday morning to repair the damage.

Kiyan Marashi is a Westview senior said, "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."