Franklin School Looking for Vandals Caught on Video

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An edhat reader sent in a Facebook video that shows a group of young people allegedly vandalizing a wall at Franklin Elementary School.

Located on the east side of Santa Barbara at 1111 E. Mason Street, the school posted a video showing a group of children gathered around a wall with the words "Franklin" painted on. The video appears to show them writing or painting something underneath.

Franklin School states the vandalism happened on Sunday and caused $700.00 worth of damage. They're asking for help identifying the group of children.

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a-1534708325 Apr 28, 2018 07:57 AM
Franklin School Looking for Vandals Caught on Video

Even if these kids did more damage than what is shown here, $700 is far beyond reasonable for some minor damage to a handball court! This wild inflation of vandalism costs is pretty standard behavior because it allows the victimized party to collect free money in restitution with absolutely no accountability in the numbers. Law enforcement actually encourages this shady overestimation because they now get to make a felony arrest. Being held accountable for their dumb actions is one thing, but dumping a felony onto these kids simply out of greed, incompetence, and/or vindictiveness (talking about Franklin School AND law enforcement) is quite despicable.

GeneralTree Apr 25, 2018 02:03 PM
Franklin School Looking for Vandals Caught on Video

Here is a quote from the KEYT article. Sounds like the person taking the video had more interest in making the video and self-promoting than stopping the crime. "Patty Coronado said she happened to be looking at the playground on Sunday when she saw the teens and decided to video their behavior on her smartphone. It appears they jumped the fence." "Coronado said it shows some kids need more things to do. She runs a nonprofit called Taking Good Out of Little People that takes children on outings after school and on weekends."

a-1534708325 Apr 25, 2018 01:41 PM
Franklin School Looking for Vandals Caught on Video

FLICKA - I was just about to reply to your comment about racist comments and then you were deleted. Yes, it is a problem here with racist comments (many much worse than anything on this article) being left up, while comments that point them out or refute them are deleted due to down-votes. It's a bummer, I know.

Flicka Apr 25, 2018 12:08 PM
Franklin School Looking for Vandals Caught on Video

Interesting, comments accusing this of a racist situation are fine and left up. I asked why everything has to start with "race" and I get deleted. ????? Can someone explain?

REX OF SB Apr 25, 2018 10:36 AM
Franklin School Looking for Vandals Caught on Video

KEYT is now reporting that the cops caught the little sweeties. Hopefully, the young charmers will be given LOTS of community service work and their parents will have to pay for repairs to the sign.

Factotum Apr 24, 2018 07:06 PM
Franklin School Looking for Vandals Caught on Video

In full daylight, in full view on a public street. This was no hit in the middle of the night. It was a prank committed by those who have no sense of choices have consequences. Never to early to teach that they in fact do. Community service cleaning up graffiti in the rest of town is a good and proper response. Along with a remedial course about private property as well as who really has to pay for damaging public property. Teaching moment, Franklin School. Give this your best shot.

a-1534708325 Apr 24, 2018 04:35 PM
Franklin School Looking for Vandals Caught on Video

Did the person who stood by and made this detailed video ever call the cops? It's crazy if not! I'm amazed he or she didn't run out, seeing they weren't gun toting ex-con brusiers doing the tagging & run them off. Amazing

Potif Apr 24, 2018 04:58 PM
Franklin School Looking for Vandals Caught on Video

Don't know if I would have run out. Probably would have called 911 though. Although, it must be hard to video and call at the same time unless you have two phones these days.

nope Apr 24, 2018 03:50 PM
Franklin School Looking for Vandals Caught on Video

Having a janitor slap some green paint on is going to look like a graffiti cover up Generaltree. That figure is more likely to repaint the wall correctly, school name and all. Why shouldn't Franklin school have some pride in their facility and demand their damaged wall be restored properly? Why would the school treat this differently based on race? They had a wall vandalized and they want the kids to learn some respect, pretty sure they want that regardless of color or age.

pstarSR Apr 24, 2018 05:23 PM
Franklin School Looking for Vandals Caught on Video

yea cause this is about race, and not about the fact that they damaged school property. You can tell the race of these kids? or are you stereotyping because of the area and clothes they are wearing. be careful because thats just as prejudice.

GeneralTree Apr 24, 2018 04:06 PM
Franklin School Looking for Vandals Caught on Video

First, it's not the school reporting it - it's an Edhat subscirber I'm going to doubt the school doesn't have the same color green paint for their school sign. Similar video of Caucasian kids does not show up here for a minor offense.

GeneralTree Apr 24, 2018 02:30 PM
Franklin School Looking for Vandals Caught on Video

Looks like they are 10 year old kids. I bet this would not have been an all points bulletin if the children were caucasian. A janitor giving that wall a few swipes of green paint wouldn't cost anyway near $700.

a-1534708325 Apr 25, 2018 01:56 PM
Franklin School Looking for Vandals Caught on Video

I wonder why the person making the video was afraid to come out and give a shout to the kids to scare them off. It seems like they wanted the crime to unfold.

Potif Apr 24, 2018 04:55 PM
Franklin School Looking for Vandals Caught on Video

It also looked like ome of them kicked a hole in the wall as well. Hard to tell for sure. Doubt that race has anything to do with how they handle the situation either.

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