An investigation is underway after an incident of vandalism at Taylor High School in Cleves, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.
Three Rivers Local School District communications director Lisa Whitley said there is eyewitness testimony as well as video evidence and student statements about the May 19 incident.
A district letter sent to parents said the campus had been “severely vandalized” that day with vulgar messages written in graffiti, foul language with inappropriate imagery, duct tape wrapped around entrances and emptied trash cans around the property.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is also investigating “extensive damage” to Ryle High School. The investigation involved 75 students, according to the sheriff’s office.
On the incident at Taylor High School, a follow-up email from Whitley sent to the district on May 24 stated:
“Eight Taylor students were involved in the vandalism while two people are enrolled in different school districts. Criminal charges of vandalism and trespassing are pending with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department as they continue to investigate this incident.
The message says the eight students were not allowed to attend the graduation at the request of law enforcement.
Whitley said all evidence was turned over to the sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s office says it cannot comment on the ongoing investigation.
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