Carol City Students Call Graffiti At School “A Disgrace”
South Florida Crime
CAROL CITY (CBS4) – Newly released surveillance video from Carol City High school showed a person with little regard for the school’s principal and left students disgusted.
The video showed a male wearing a mask, black pants and a Carol City High School t-shirt seen spraying graffiti on the school’s walls.
Miami-Dade Schools Police Sgt. Ivan Silva said the images were captured by one of the school’s two dozen surveillance cameras.
“We are still processing that tape and hope to release it Tuesday morning,” Silva told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench. “We don’t know if there are any more suspects or not at this point.”
Chopper 4 and photos obtained by CBS4 show some stunning graffiti at Carol City High School. Expletives are used in reference to the Principal; prompting one 9th grader, Eldreanna Williams, to say, “I feel sorry for that Principal, Mister Dunn. It hurts my feelings that they did that.”
There is also mention of a “hit list,” and the number 2012, an apparent reference to the graduating class, is seen on picnic tables.
Chopper 4 also captured workers trying to get graffiti off some of those tables using a pressure washer.
Students like 10th grader Kierra Felton told CBS4 that they will not forget what they saw.
“I saw some graffiti saying hit list and then the Principal’s name out there on the side of the school,” she said. “I think it was childish. I don’t know why you’d go to school to do something like this. You shouldn’t have done this. I’d say to this person who did this that you should get a life.”
“It was all over the walls, the tables, the floors everywhere,” said 12th grader Paris Solomon. “I feel like you should talk to the principal if you have something to say.”
“I have seen the graffiti. There are inappropriate words and everything. Wow! I can’t believe that someone did this at my school,” said 9th grade student Brendan Thomas.
“I think it was a disgrace,” 9th grader Aysia Young said.
Lidia Morejon of the 10th grade said, “I think it was very disrespectful. It makes the school look bad and really hurts our reputation.”
Sgt. Silva said there was about $15,000 worth of damage from the graffiti and $7,000 worth of damage to two vending machines.
While Silva said the surveillance tape could prompt some leads, he urges anyone with information about this case to call Miami-Dade Schools Police at (305) 995-COPS (2677) or Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).