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Girad school at the receiving end of Juvenile vandalism
A Girad School remained closed for two days due to the bomb threats and vandalism carried out allegedly by three high school students. The students who were not identified will be served a 10 day suspension before an expulsion hearing on Dec 2nd before the school board. Windows and glass doors were smashed and bomb threats were spray painted on the walls. A Girard police spokesman said that charges are being framed through the Macoupin County state's attorney's office even though none has been arrested so far. The vandals would be slapped with many charges including a felony charge for causing deliberate damage to state-supported property.
Southwell – groping with the menace of graffiti
Southwell has of late been witnessing growing instances of vandalism. This issue was taken up by the town's Safer Neighbourhood Group chairman Mr. Peter Harris, who opined that War Memorial Recreation Ground and the area around the former Church Street site of the Minster School had to bear the brunt of graffiti the most. The community expressed its concerns on the growing instances of graffiti on private buildings. Cleaning- up operations are not just costly but also could be damaging to the brick structure of the old buildings in the locality as many a time strong chemicals and metal brushes are involved in the cleaning up operations.
A corner store doubles up as a community nuisance
This nondescript corner store of EZ market might not grab your attention had it not been for the milling crowd of noisy loiterers around this spot. The local community wants nothing short of closing down the store while the store owner says it is a law and order issue; while the Police say that the owner needs to keep a tab on the happenings outside the business. As the blame game continues, the hapless residents of the College Hill are forced to put up with thefts, crimes and burglaries. The absence of any loitering laws in Cincinnati, makes it even more difficult to curb this nuisance.
Dallas restaurant defaced with Anti-Semitic graffiti
The family-run kosher restaurant of Natalie's Kitchen, at North Dallas was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti. However the owner Natalie Pinhas had a surprise when scores of folks from Irving Church came to dine at this restaurant to show their solidarity and to convey the message that hatred and religious intolerance has no place in a civilized society. "We wanted to do something to show that we are very much against hatred in any way," said Pastor Larry Huch. The investigation is on by the Dallas Police Department's North Central Patrol Investigative Unit.
South Florida Jewish Centre vandalized
A Jewish community center at Coral Springs, South Florida was defaced with swastikas spray painted along with derogatory phrases like the "Jews shall die". The Executive Director of the center, Donald Graw opined that vandalism is "a despicable act by a coward or cowards." Mean while the Florida Anti-Defamation League has come up with a $1,000 reward for any useful information that might help in arresting the culprits.
How safe are the city's Public schools?
New York— Recently the City Hall witnessed a rally involving students, parents and activists, held in support of the Student Safety Act, which is still hanging fire. This legislation is expected to bring greater transparency in the functioning of the department of education and NYPD. The proposed law stipulates quarterly reporting on any incidents involving the arrest, expulsion or suspension of students apart from the race, sex and disability status of the students. Though the Bloomberg administration claims that NYPD's surveillance mechanism has resulted in substantial reduction of crime rates in the city schools, there are complaints of alleged high handedness of the police.
Rise in Graffiti cases in Hillsboro
Graffiti is a social menace, an abnormal behavior to grab attention or a prank. This latest incident in Hillsboro involved four teenaged boys who were charged with more than 20 cases of graffiti. They were caught while tagging mailboxes with their pet names and other markings. Most of them were in the age group of 16-17 who were indulging in Halloween tagging in an area along the border of Tualatin Valley Highway, 15th Street, and Main and Maple streets. Police do not suspect this to be a case of organized gang tagging but an isolated case of graffiti.
Confederate Monument vandalized
Augusta: The Confederate Monument on Broad Street was vandalized by two men on Sunday, 8th November. A reward of $1,000 was announced by the Brigadier General E. Porter Alexander of Camp #158 and Sons of Confederate Veterans for any information that can lead to the arrest of the vandals. If you have any information regarding this, please call 706-821-1080 to reach the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.
Schools struck by vandalism
Vicksburg-Warren School has been hit with vandalism when two men broke windows and caused damage to the building. This school has over 9000 students in its rolls and is the sixth largest School in the State. A few days back, the storage shed of the school band was also set fire using gasoline by miscreants. The vandalism at Vicksburg High came to light when a janitor who stayed back late after a basketball game was alerted by the loud noises upstairs who saw the two masked men fleeing on seeing him. The surveillance tapes of the schools are being investigated for any possible clues.