$1,000 worth of graffiti cleaned up at Hanford High
Custodians and students at Hanford High School have cleaned up about $1,000 worth of graffiti damage at the Richland school last week.
Four people wearing masks were chased off the school's grounds at 1:30 a.m. Sept. 7, but district officials said they do not know who the offenders were.
"All the school districts get this from time to time," said district spokesman Steve Aagaard.
The vandalism happened the night before the school's varsity home football game against Kamiakin High School. The graffiti used Kamiakin's colors of red and gold and incorporated coarse language and criticism of Hanford's football team.
However, Aagaard said there is no evidence the vandals were students or connected to Kamiakin.
The graffiti was sprayed on sidewalks and walls on the front of the school and on some windows. Steam washers were used to remove it.
The Richland School District spends about $10,000 a year to remove graffiti from its buildings and grounds.