Graffiti Vandals Are a Problem at Hug High School
By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, December 7, 2022 7:09 am
RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – Hug High School’s new Wildcreek campus has not had an entirely smooth start.
The new school had just recently opened when video of fighting in the corridors surfaced on social media. Taggers have targeted the new school, or at least its entry monument, in the months after.
“It’s a symbol of what this school means to this community,” says the school district’s Chief Operations Officer Adam Searcy, “and it is absolutely unacceptable for anyone to deface it that way.”
The school system was fast to clean up, and there was no indication of graffiti on the memorial today, although proof of the problem could be seen just off campus. A light pole has been painted over, but a retaining wall and a traffic sign remain visible.
Nobody knows if it’s gang-related, and the Sparks Police Department says they haven’t had any reports, but Searcy thinks the community should be unified in condemning these activities and proud of the new school and its pupils.
“I desperately do not want this to color individuals’ experience in that school, the students, and how they perceive their worth and inspire them to what they are capable of.”
Anyone with knowledge is asked to contact the school, police, or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.
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