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District takes action against vandals

More than a dozen students, whose names are not being released, have been suspended from Red Wing High School for events that took place earlier this week.

“We have conducted an investigation and taken appropriate action,” Supt. Karsten Anderson said.

State law prohibits the district from releasing any information with regards to students’ names or the disciplinary action taken against the students by the district.

Early Monday morning, Red Wing High School personnel reported to Red Wing police that they found graffiti written on doors, windows and the front sidewalk of the school.

Section 9.14 of the Red Wing School District Student and Parent Handbook says, “Vandalism of any district property is prohibited. Violators will be disciplined and may be reported to law enforcement officials.”

Initially, Anderson said he was told paint had been used on the doors but as the discussion surrounding the graffiti continued a parent informed him liquid chalk was used and not paint.

“I have no reason not to believe the parent,” Anderson said.

While the liquid chalk, which is commonly used to paint on car windows, was easily washed off the windows, Anderson said it did not wash off the doors and therefore the doors will have to be repainted.

Anderson said there is special kind of paint used on the metal doors of the high school which made the liquid chalk unable to simply be washed off the doors.

John R. Russett

John Russett is a regional reporter for RiverTown Multimedia, covering a variety of issues facing RiverTown communities. Previously, he worked at the Red Wing Republican Eagle, where he reported on education as well as crime and courts. 

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