Target: Superintendent Sid Salazar
Goal: Expel students who vandalized a high school with pro-Trump graffiti.
In a senior prank gone way too far, a group of students defaced a high school in the with extensive pro-Trump graffiti. It cost the school a large sum of money to remove the spray paint, and the school does not stand for the hate that Trump represents. For the physical and emotional damage the vandalism has created, the students involved should be expelled.
The school that was vandalized is a new school that would have its first graduating class this year. First a small group had done an innocent prank that had been approved, which involved plastic wrap on the stair wells. Then later another group came, and knocked over trash cans, tee-peed the trees, spray painted over the card key operated locks, and spray painted several pro-Trump phrases all over the school, including “Trump 4 Prez”, “Make [school’s name] Great Again”, and “[school’s name] Loves Trump.”
Trump’s hateful rhetoric is not accepted at this school, especially since the school is 68.5% Latino. The students most likely were not Trump supporters, and were only praising the candidate ironically. This theory is demonstrated by the other lowbrow graffiti that said “Say Yes to Drugs” with pictures of mushrooms and a penis.
Almost all of the other seniors were furious and disappointed with the actions of these students. As the first graduating class, they need to set an example. The reputation of the school relies on these students. Do not let this school be known as “the school that let students get away with vandalism,” and make sure these students are expelled.
Dear Superintendent Salazar,
A high school in your district was the target of extreme vandalism recently. It involved a complete trashing of the school, including many pro-Trump graffiti marks. What with the high Latino population of the school, references to Trump’s hateful speech are very unappreciated. The vandalism cost the school huge amounts of money to repair, and the scar of embarrassment will be a lasting one on the graduating class. These students should not be allowed to stay at the school with a few punishments.
This school is a new school, and the seniors are its first graduating class. They all looked forward to leaving their mark, but not in this way. The damage to the school was immense, with almost the whole school having to be pressure-washed, which is not a cheap service. But while the graffiti may be gone now, the memory of what happened will never go away. Please bring justice to this school by expelling the students involved in the vandalism.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Amy Biorkman