Vandals spray paint vulgarities at N.J. middle school

- The search is on for some vandals in Gloucester County, wanted for spraying graffiti on Kingsway Regional Middle School last Friday.

Captured on surveillance video, young vandals in masks spray-painted vulgar language on the side of the middle school in Woolwich Township, New Jersey.

“I think it’s terrible. I don’t know why the kids would do that because I feel like they have a pretty good school system and they really care about how the kids feel,” said Laura Harris.

Harris has two kids who go to the middle school and says it’s been the late summer topic of conversation on social media.

Images of the mischief sent to FOX 29 by police display words that can’t be shown in full.

“They have pictures all over Snapchat that they were all sharing with each other and I told the kids someone obviously has some problems and whatever they might be,” said Harris.

“Yeah, we were shocked, we were offended, we were upset. Our immediate thought was who would do this and why would they do this?” said Superintendent Dr. James Lavender.

The Kingsway District Superintendent says some students found the vandalism while playing a game nearby. Investigators believe the suspects are two boys between the ages of 15 and 19 and might be from a rival school. But, that’s only one of the working theories so far.

“We got a couple different leads. It could possibly be kids from a different school. Possibly could be some graduates from a year or two or three ago. We’re not even convinced they’re our students, to be honest with you,” Superintendent Lavender said.

“I don’t know. I don’t ever hear of any drama around here to know why they would do that to the schools around here,” Harris stated.  

Laura’s son Jason only needs a few words to sum up his disgust.

“It’s very stupid,” Jason said.

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