Vandals strike: Messages spray painted on school offices

A vandal spray painted messages on the Wapakoneta City Schools Administration Building during the weekend.

Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner told the Wapak-oneta Daily News on Wednesday that the cleaning of three messages written on the building used to house administrative offices cost the district $100 in manpower hours.

According to an officer’s report from the Wapakoneta Police Department, the messages were written in red spray paint on two window screens and an electrical transformer on the north side of the building, located at 1102 Gardenia Drive.

The messages included, “Shame on you,” “We want the truth,” and “We taxpayers want the truth.”

The Wapakoneta Education Association (WEA) and the Ohio Education Association (OEA) are requesting Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock to conduct a full investigation into the matter.

“The Wapakoneta Education Association is concerned and upset over the apparent vandalism to the Wapakoneta Schools Board of Education building,” OEA Labor Relations consultant Pat Johnson said. “As such, the WEA is calling for a full investigation by local authorities. The WEA is asking for a swift and full-report to be published as a result of the investigation by the Wapakoneta Police Department.”

The damage occurred between Sunday and Tuesday, when it was discovered.