- Associated Press - Friday, September 26, 2014

WHITESBURG, Ky. (AP) - Officials in southeastern Kentucky say vandals broke into a closed school and painted marijuana leaves, references to smoking pot and obscene words on the walls.

Letcher County Schools Superintendent Tony Sergent told WYMT-TV in Hazard (https://bit.ly/YkeCNu ) that someone painted the graffiti at the old Whitesburg High School in the last three weeks by breaking a window to get inside.

Sergeant says the school district hired a security guard to make sure no additional damage is done to the property because they’re trying to sell it, and more vandalism could hurt the property’s value.

Whitesburg High School closed in 2004 when it consolidated with Letcher and Fleming Neon to form Letcher Central High School.

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Information from: WYMT-TV, https://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews

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