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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Back-to-School Fun: Expensive Playground Areas Vandalized and an Explosive Pop Machine

Oh, it's always so exciting to see the Action McNews tevee news van in town, getting some b-roll footage of adorable kids getting off the bus on the first day of school, and… wait, what's this?

What exactly is an "obscene version of the Seahawks name?" (Hint: Probably not the Saxons.) Missing from this gripping Action McNews coverage is the fact that cross-town rival Herndon High School's equally obscenely expensive turf fields were also vandalized, and Confidential Restonian Operatives tell us that Han shot first the Herndon vandalism happened first.

Could this be the misguided result of the wacky school rivalry that cleaves Reston across Baron Cameron Avenue? Yesterday, both the HHS and SLHS principals issued a statement saying no, and if it is, knock it off already.

South Lakes High School Principal Kim Retzer and Herndon High School Principal William Bates told students at both schools on Tuesday that recent graffiti painted at both schools "were not just innocent pranks."

The administrators say they are working with law enforcement to find the perpetrators and hold them accountable.

It is not yet clear whether one perpetrator hit both schools or one school was defaced and then the other was defaced in retaliation.

"The individuals committing these crimes do not represent our schools or the rich competitive tradition we have between our students, staffs, and communities," the principals said in a joint email to the school communities. "They are instead using our schools’ names in the most cowardly manner possible."
Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call Fairfax police or Crime Solvers.

And as if that wasn't enough drama for the first day of school, there was this:

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This is why we can't have nice things.


  1. I fail to see the issue. Someone was just brushing up on their naval terminology for their basic seamanship class.

    Seacock: a valve used to allow seawater into the hull of a boat, usually opened when scuttling the boat because sinking would be preferable to capture. See "Admiral Graf Spee at the River Platte" or "Commodore Wren and the Lake Audubon Affair"

  2. You mean it didn't say "Good Luck"?


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