Spray paint vandal hits Champlin Park High School

By Megan Hopps

SUN PRESS Newspapers


Brooklyn Park Police are investigating a vandalism incident discovered Monday at Champlin Park High School.

Someone had spray painted obscene words and pictures on the exterior of the building.

“The custodial staff noticed the east side of the building had been spray painted,” said Brooklyn Park Police Sgt. Bob Roushar. Roushar added that it’s too early to know if other cases that keep popping up in the Anoka-Hennepin School District are related.

As far as the cost to repair the damage, that comes from the schools. This includes the supplies needed to remove the paint, labor costs and any structure replacements.

“I was disappointed to see the graffiti this morning,” said Champlin Park Principal Michael George. “In my four years as principal, we have not had graffiti of this nature.”

Almost as quickly as it was destroyed, the damage has been repaired. “The graffiti has been removed,” Sergeant Roushar said.

Principal George added that any students with information should inform a staff member.

“Our students this year are an awesome group of young people,” said Principal George. “They are upset as well. There is a lot of pride in our student body and students treat each other and our school with respect.”

Principal George has asked that if anyone in the community has information, to call the school at 763-506-6800.


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