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Sunnyslope Elementary in Green vandalized over spring break

The school's principal said this happens occasionally, but never in a place where it can't easily be removed.

Posted: Apr 3, 2018 5:52 PM
Updated: Apr 3, 2018 6:29 PM

ROSEBURG, OR. -- An elementary school in Roseburg’s Green district was graffitied over spring break, leaving students and teachers with an unfortunate sight to come back to.

Principal Don Schrader said the school’s custodian found the graffiti on the side of the building Monday morning when everyone returned from spring break.

Officials said it didn't have any specific message -- it seemed to be random letters.

They notified the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, who advised them to do their best to wash it off while they looked for suspects.

Schrader said this happens occasionally, but usually in places they can paint over.

Never on the bricks.

“In the past we’ve had kids or whoever decide to use some paint to paint our buildings. But, generally it’s on our play shed over there and you can get that off very easily. But the bricks, it’s kinda tough.”

He said since they see more vandalism on breaks or weekends, they're always asking students to keep an eye out.

“We talk to our kids all the time. If they’re playing here on the weekends, if they’re with their friends and they see other kids here, just to keep an eye out. Make sure their parents are here with them, supervising them, and these kinds of things won’t happen. We need to take care of our school. It belongs to the community.”

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is still looking for any suspects.

If you know anything about this crime, contact the sheriff's office.

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