OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Three teenagers are now being charged with alleged vandalism at Blue Valley High School earlier this month.
The teenagers, whom FOX4 doesn’t name because they were minors, were both charged with burglary and criminal property damage.
One teenager is 16 and from Excelsior Springs, court documents say; the other two are 16 and 17 from Overland Park.
The alleged vandalism occurred on Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Police said the boys painted abusive language and pictures on the school’s football stadium press box.
Images and videos of the vandalism also show anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic slurs inside the press box.
The video shows extensive spray paint damage to windows, walls and the elevator door. It appears that some equipment inside the press box was also damaged.
Several community groups, including the Kansas City Jewish Federation and the Overland Park NAACP chapter, have spoken out against the vandalism, calling for someone to be held accountable.
In a statement after discovering the vandalism, Blue Valley High School principal Charles Golden said, “I hate how this has no place at Blue Valley High and is not representative of our Tiger community.”