Police: Salisbury High gym vandalized
White paint and condoms were the remnants of what vandals left behind at Salisbury High School on Friday, hours before the football game between West Rowan and Salisbury.
Salisbury Police said someone used white spray paint to write on a door at the Salisbury High School gym. The vandals also spray-painted the school’s spirit rock with white paint, said Police Capt. Melonie Thompson.
She said the spirit rock was spray-painted with the words “go West Rowan” — along with a derogatory statement — and the numbers 5 and 13 on the rock. She also said there were packets of condoms left on and around the rock. Someone also spray-painted the rock with 54-0, which she said was the score in last year’s game between Salisbury and West Rowan.
Thompson said although the spray paint to the rock is not vandalism, spray-painting the door is an act of vandalism.
According to Thompson, the Salisbury principal contacted West Rowan concerning the vandalism and was assured none of the West Rowan players had anything to do with the incident.
She said the graffiti was discovered Friday around noon. The incident was believed to have occurred sometime between 11 a.m. on Thursday and Friday before it was found. There were two spray-paint caps found at the scene.
School system officials are looking into the matter.
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.