Jamie Hodge was picking up his son from Palsson Elementary school on Monday

Jamie Hodge was picking up his son from Palsson Elementary school on Monday

Taggers target school

It was not the kind of morning welcome the Palsson Elementary School needed just as the school year was gathering momentum.

Palsson Elementary School’s east and north facing walls were tagged with red and white spray paint graffiti.

The school’s principal Jan Drake said she was “disappointed” when she arrived at school Monday morning. She informed School District 79 maintenance about the problem so it can be cleaned off.

Karen Hopkins, Parent Advisory Committee Chair was also saddened by the mess.

“When they are caught they should have to clean it off,” she said.

Parent Jamie Hodge is not sure he agrees. He thinks their parents should talk to them and find out what they would rather be doing

“It is a shame that people have such low regard for their community and community buildings,” he said. “I don’t see punitive measures being that helpful.”

Lake Cowichan RCMP said they don’t get a lot of reports of tagging in the area. They issued a release Monday about the weekend mischief at the school, located on Glosskleg Way, in a bid to help catch those responsible.

 

Anyone with information is asked to call them at 250-749-6668 or Crimestoppers at 800-222-8477(TIPS).