Winlock (Wash.) High School’s baseball field was damaged to the tune of at least $1,000 over the weekend, with vandals leaving a trail of destruction including spray painted racial slurs, images of genitalia and lewd language.
KIRO 7 reports that the vandals were caught sneaking onto the field at about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday morning by surveillance cameras. That didn’t stop the vandals from spray painting graffiti throughout the facility — including nearly entirely over dugouts and onto the field itself.
“It wasn’t the type of thing we want kids to see or anybody to see,” Winlock superintendent Rick Serns told KIRO 7. “Everybody is upset, naturally. We take pride in our community and our schools and our facilities.”
The Lewis County Sheriff’s office began an investigation reviewing the surveillance video and other evidence. If you have any information please contact the district office at: (360) 785-3582, or contact the Lewis County Sheriff’s office and reference case #19C7096. pic.twitter.com/tGZ8L43iPg— Winlock SD #232 (@WinlockSchools) June 26, 2019
In addition to the spray paint, vandals also tipped over a portable toilet and blew up both home plate and the pitchers mound.
Lewis County Sheriff Dusty Breen told KIRO 7 that suspects could face felony malicious mischief charges because of the extent of the damage.