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Obscene playground graffiti upsetting parents

Posted at 6:25 PM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 21:46:39-04
Some parents believe obscene graffiti at a public playground is the work of students at a nearby middle school.
An image of male genitalia is spray-painted on the ground, and swear words have been written on slides.
"Maybe one day we won't come to this park anymore," said Gary Agui, who has a 3-year-old daughter. Agui says he comes to the playground near Warm Springs and Fort Apache roads nearly every day.
A group of home-schooled students working on a science project Monday were forced to step around and on the spray-painted genitalia.
There are also holes in the shade canopies above the playground. Some are ripped off entirely.
Agui says he's seen middle school students climb up on top of the canopies before.
"The middle school kids will come and it's just chaotic," said Marie Solomon, who has a young son. "They seem to not have any respect for the park."
This isn't a new problem for Clark County. They receive 7,800 vandalism complaints every year.
We made county officials aware of the problem and they told us that someone will be out to clean up in the next day or two.