Three schools were vandalized with graffiti Monday night with similar markings extolling the virtues of South Kamloops Secondary School, according to NorKam Secondary vice-principal Dave MacDonald.
The spray-painted graffiti appeared at NorKam, Sa-Hali Secondary and Valleyview Secondary.
“It’s either someone from (SKSS) or someone who’s trying to get them in trouble,” said MacDonald.
MacDonald said a Sa-Hali neighbour might have seen a suspect’s car and license plate. RCMP didn’t have a report of the incident on file as of press time Tuesday.
Karl deBruijn, Kamloops-Thompson School District assistant superintendent, said the similarities might make it easier for them to uncover the culprit.
“We photograph (graffiti),” said deBruijn. “Often taggers want to be identified, not so they can be held accountable for the damage they’ve caused, but they want to be recognized with their signature.”
He called the situation disappointing, saying such vandalism carries a cost every year.
“It’s a constant battle,” he said.
Graffiti has to be dealt with right away to avoid attracting more of the same, said deBruijn, so that means taking City workers off other more urgent projects.
MacDonald said the markings discovered Tuesday morning were painted over “in no time flat.”