Vandalism at Johnson High School subject of probe

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) is investigating a case of vandalism that occurred early Sunday at Johnson High School; unlike a somewhat similar incident weeks ago, it is not considered to be a prank.

Graffiti including the words “Lehman” and “Lobos” “was located in a couple of places near the front main entrance to the school, on the track, and on the Hays CISD logo on the football field,” said district spokesman Tim Savoy. “There were no hate symbols or hate speech painted.”

He said most of the graffiti had been removed by Sunday afternoon, though the best way to remove the mark on the field is still being assessed.

Savoy said a couple of weekends ago, “as part of the Hays High School cheerleaders’ ‘Paint the Town Red’ fundraiser someone painted a red ‘H’ for ‘Hays High School’ on the sidewalk at the main entry. It was initially mistaken as vandalism by an employee who saw it, but it was washable paint and considered a prank.”

Anyone with any information should contact the HCSO at 512-393-7896. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 512-353-TIPS.

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