Chesterfield police investigating vandalism at Cosby High School

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By Melissa Correa - bio | email

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - One day before graduation graffiti concerning the senior class covered Cosby High School. Although it's been cleaned up now, this morning it was hard to miss the sexual images painted by vandals.

It's enough to make students giggle uncomfortably.

"Obscene drawings all over," junior Lauren Reynolds said.

"Male body parts covering the buildings," said junior Blake Akridge.

"I pulled in and didn't see anything until I looked in my rear view mirror and then I saw a penis on the side of the school," said high school junior Mitchell Younce.

Pictures sent to us by Cosby High School students captured the extensive graffiti. The x-rated images wrapped around the campus- with one constant message. "Cosby High School Class of 2010."

Junior, Lauren Reynolds says principal Brenda Mayo got a shout out in the scandalous stunt. Parts of the school read: "Brenda is my best frienda."

Could it be offensive? "I don't really take it as offensive myself, but Brenda probably could," said Younce.  The principal.  "Yeah."

While students may find the raunchy revolt amusing, the school spokesman doesn't.

"This is something we take very seriously," said Chesterfield County Schools spokesperson Shawn Smith. "We do not view this as a prank by any means. We view it as a criminal matter. And when they are identified, they will be prosecuted."

The crime happened between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. today. Police are now reviewing the surveillance video that captured the crime.

Surveillance video also caught the vandals using a ladder to access the roof where they placed two kegs and used red paint to add even more graffiti.

The smutty showcase racked up $5,000 in damages. And in a time when the school system needs every penny, contracted cleaners were hired to help maintenance crews scrub off the obscenities.

Do people know who did this? "No one knows. Everyone was laughing at it kind of," said Akridge.

An automated message from the principal went out to all parents, encouraging them to come forward with information. Not one of the students we talked to, thought charges should be filed against the vandals.

"Senior Prank I guess. They thought it would be funny," Akridge said.

Chesterfield Police need information on the crime.  Call Crime Solvers at 748-0660.

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