San Gabriel High School’s campus was vandalized Thursday, the day before the high school’s graduation.
A window was shattered, walls were graffitied, doors were egged, trees were covered in toilet paper, and trash cans were overturned onto lampposts.
The high school’s assistant principal of activities Matthew Dultz confirmed the incident occurred and that there’s an “ongoing investigation,” but he directed further inquiries to Principal Debbie Stone.
Stone did not respond to multiple requests for comment, but in an email she sent to staff on Thursday, she wrote, “There is currently an active investigation with the support of the Alhambra Police Department. Though the investigation is still ongoing, we are confident that we have identified the responsible parties who were involved in this vandalism.”
The Alhambra Police Department did not respond to requests for comment.
Most of the damage, including the spray paint, toilet paper and trash cans, was cleaned by Friday.
According to students Kevin Contreras and Lucas Jorgenson, who wrote about the incident for the school’s newspaper, The Matador, “Students and staff took action and began to repair and cover up the damage. District staff painted over all of the graffiti while students salvaged what they could from the wreckage at the BTA garden,” where butterflies and fish that were being bred were killed in the incident.
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