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Halls High School vandalized during rivalry week


The Knox County Sheriff's Office is investigating after someone painted graffiti on several buildings at Halls High School.

The vandalism was discovered on Wednesday. According to the incident report, the message "(expletive) Red Nation" was painted on the outside of the varsity football clubhouse. On a covered walkway to the main building, the words "Gibbs Eagle Football Nation" were scrawled across the brick in spray paint.

Investigators do not have any suspects, but say Gibbs and Halls play each other Friday night, and they believe the vandalism was related to the rivalry between the two schools.

Maintenance workers have been removing the messages on Wednesday. In addition to KCSO, Knox County Schools security is investigating the incident.

This is not a first for Halls High. The school was vandalized in October 2008 when vandals spray painted the side of the building.

Gibbs High School has also been vandalized in the past. In June 2004, someone spray painted the school's field house. And in January 2011, vandals spray painted graffiti on the front entrance to the school, damaged a flagpole and a building used by the school's softball team, and threw toilet paper and notebook paper all over the Gibbs High campus.


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