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Racist graffiti vandalizes Silverado High School track

Posted at 6:36 PM, Dec 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-14 14:31:22-05

Some people living around Silverado High School say they're angry and upset over some racist graffiti that showed up on campus.

The N-word was spray-painted over the weekend in large block letters on the track around the football field. By Monday, it was covered over.

Wilky Bazile found the vandalism during a workout and took a picture. "I'm just not surprised," he said. "I'm disappointed, I'm hurt. I'm glad I was there by myself and none of my friends saw it. I'm glad my kids didn't see it."

Clark County School District Police are investigating. Captain Ken Young says there are no suspects or surveillance of the vandalism taking place.

Fontay Jones, a friend of Bazile's, shared his photo on Facebook.

"There's parents that are still teaching ignorance in the home," Jones said. "Thinking that this is ok is not right. I don't need to be reminded on a daily basis of the color of my skin. I'm proud of that on my own."

Some students at the school said they were shocked when they saw the slur pop up on their Instagram feed. 

"It's kind of weird," said Cynthia Chavez, an 11th-grader. "You think it's an open environment here and everyone's supporting each other."

Capt. Young says criminal charges could be appropriate in this case, possibly for destruction of property.