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Nikiski school vandalized

Posted: September 15, 2011 - 8:00am  |  Updated: September 22, 2011 - 8:55am

Instead of being in class, Nikiski Middle/High School students spent Wednesday cleaning up someone else's mess. The school was vandalized early Wednesday morning, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Graffiti was found on numerous exterior walls of the building, three activity busses, sidewalks, doors, windows, an employee vehicle and the American flag, Kenai Peninusla School District communications specialist Pegge Erkeneff said.

"We're really disappointed and disheartened, it's disappointing to see that," Erkeneff said.

Principal Dan Carstens said in a statement the students were willing to do what they could to clean up the school.

"Even though this was a heinous act of vandalism, the spirit of the staff and students of Nikiski Middle/High school shone through," he said. "Students concerned with what happened at their school pulled together and were outside cleaning up the building and taking ownership of our cleanup process."

The call to the Troopers came in around 2:30 a.m., which was about three hours after a security check had been performed, AST Soldotna Detatchment Capt. Andy Greenstreet said.

There were security cameras in place, Greenstreet said, but it is not clear whether they will be helpful in the investigation.

"A lot of times when it's dark like that, in low light situations - they don't do us a whole lot of good," he said. "If there's lights, the lights wash out being able to identify anybody, depending on the quality of the camera."

The fiscal amount of the damage will be assessed as the investigation continues. Troopers are still investigating the incident.

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northroader
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northroader 09/15/11 - 06:07 pm
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This is a virus in Nikiski!

Apparently the Clarion and the AST didn't feel it was important enough to post about the Nikiski Pool and rec center. They have been tagged 3 times prior! The last time was the worst! They tagged the truck with foul language, sprayed black paint all over both the pool and rec center, and disrupted the anual maintenance shutdown! It is very clear that these hooligans are the same ones hitting all of our tax payer's out north. There is a Crimes Stopper out for these people. Someone would have noticed paint on their hands? Purchasing large amounts of spray paint?
Bottom line, this is costing us! When will they be stopped!

jlmh
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jlmh 09/16/11 - 08:33 am
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What was the graffiti?

They didn't describe the nature of the graffiti, so I wonder if it's that same theme we saw on the old Lighthouse Inn and Magnetic Fluids treating facility... the circled A. Both are old, dilapidated buildings, which left me wondering how many more of the many abandoned roadside buildings would start harboring it. I also saw it on a utility box in the same area. I have not seen the pool and rec center. You'd think someone would have caught the little brats by now.

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drudge 09/16/11 - 08:52 am
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@jlmh

If by 'circled A' you mean this: http://i.imgur.com/6vpDz.jpg .. it's not going to help identify anything.

Identifying the culprit isn't likely, unless they're 'tagging' their work.. Here's an example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Distillery_%28400700006%29.jpg

Remember, graffiti has been popular in the United States since the 80s. These "brats" could just as easily be in their 40s.

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spwright 09/16/11 - 09:56 am
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North Roaders 9/16/11

It is common knowledge that Nikiski Schools have the most
Vandalism of any Schools in the District.

The Kids already know that it takes forever for Law Enforcement to arrive & they are long gone before the police arrive.What ever happened to a Trooper Sub Station in the area ?

Guess What ? The Residents of "North Road" will have to handle these incidents themselves.

A Neighborhood Watch Program w/ Cameras & Cell Phones
is the only effective method to stop this Vandalism.
Or you can whine & complain & keep waiting for someone else to handle the problem.

But that means that the Residents of Nikiski would have to
Give a Damn & participate & work together to stop this problem.

SPW

iwrestle54
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iwrestle54 09/21/11 - 04:17 pm
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Spwright, are you even a

Spwright, are you even a nikiski resident?!

spwright
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spwright 09/22/11 - 08:13 am
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Apathy 9/22/11

iwrestle54 No I am not a resident of Nikiski but i once worked at NiHi many years ago.
Worked as a swing shift weekend Custodian & there was alot of Vandalism even back then.
I would Lock & Secure the front gates to the School each & very Saturday Night & each & every Sunday some local Red Neck would hook a chain to that Gate then rip it from it's corner posts & the Gate would be found every Monday morning laying in the street. I would report that to my Supervisor, Administrator, Boro. Maint. & State Troopers each & every weekend. Basically It was a "So What" situation
No One Cared to follow thru & investigate Who was Doing this damage every week.

A local Neighborhood Watch Program is the only effective means to stop local Vandalism. Digital Cameras & Cell Phones provide Proof of Who is doing the Vandalism.
But the local Residents have to Give a Damn about their community to stop the vandalism.

SPW in Sloooooooowdotna

iwrestle54
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iwrestle54 09/22/11 - 08:40 pm
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So why are you always running

So why are you always running your mouth about what happens in nikiski. I understand you have your opinion, but theyre are alot of us, young and old, that do "give a damn". Its the parents these days that dont teach their hoodlum of kids respect for others and their properties. Any where you go there are people vandalizing property or commiting some kind of crime, your town isnt perfect either. But i tell you one thing about us "north roaders" and "rednecks", doesnt matter if theyre caught right away or not, our town is small enough and everyone knows just about everyone, and word will get around just like it did, and they will be caught. So if you wanna keep making nikiski look bad by the things your saying, fyi, your just making yourself sound stupid. Like i said previously, EVERY place has some kind of crime, your town isnt excluded from that fact. And by the way, i work at a business out north, and all of our customers are regulars, and almost all of them WERE concerned about what had happened.

spwright
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spwright 09/23/11 - 08:30 am
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Friday 9/23/11 WOW ! A

Friday 9/23/11
WOW ! A concerned "North Roader" !
Well that's a POSITIVE change.

Back in the Day, NiHi would be Vandalized
& literately No One gave a Damn.

I'm glad to see that my comments Ruffled Your Feathers & You responded with some Community Pride & concern.
It was the Security Cameras that solved this crime & provided Proof.

APATHY is Our Own Worst Enemy.
Those that know something is Wrong & do Nothing to make it right.

Thanks for Listening SPW "Airborne"

iwrestle54
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iwrestle54 09/23/11 - 12:48 pm
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Cameras may have provided

Cameras may have provided "proof" but their names were floating around town before they could tell who was in those videos. Looks like someone has some hard feelings about "northroad and the rednecks", that they haven't managed to let go of dont they?

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stuartw13 01/10/12 - 06:56 am
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