STANWOOD — Staff arriving at Stanwood Middle School on Monday morning encountered a smorgasbord of offensive graffiti, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
In a letter to parents, school authorities described the scrawlings as “derogatory, sexual, racist and threatening.” What that entailed was not made public. The vandalism was painted over by the time school started.
School officials said there appeared to be no threat to staff or students.
Sheriff’s deputies identified two possible suspects from surveillance footage taken the night before. A 17-year-old boy was booked into the Denney Juvenile Justice Center for investigation of harassment and malicious mischief.
The other suspect, a 19-year-old man from Camano Island, had not been arrested as of Tuesday evening.