Several Kirkwood Schools hit with racist graffiti, vandalism


KIRKWOOD, Mo. – Kirkwood High School, along with Nipher Middle and North Kirkwood Middle School were hit by vandals overnight who tagged parts of the school with racist and derogatory graffiti.

On Wednesday night someone left lewd messages, including racial statements spray-painted on a portion of the school’s wall and windows.

According to a letter from Principal Dr. Michael Havener, several students did see the vandalism. However, the areas vandalized were cleaned up during the evening by the school district’s maintenance staff.

Kirkwood School District Superintendent Dr. David Ulrich said he is saddened and disappointed by the acts of vandalism and staff members, the District administration, and the Board of Education strongly condemn racism, hate speech, and acts of vandalism.

The Kirkwood police department is investigating.

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