Sheriff’s Office Investigates More Threatening Graffiti at San Marcos High School

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office in collaboration with the Santa Barbara Unified School District is investigating additional threatening graffiti located at San Marcos High School. At approximately 9:30 a.m. this morning, March 9, 2018, three graffiti messages threatening violence were found in the boy’s locker room. A student who observed the graffiti took a photo and posted it on social media and then reported it to a School Official. Shortly after, School Administrators were also notified of the graffiti from several posts on the new STOPit anonymous reporting app. 

 Sheriff’s deputies, who were already on the campus to provide security following threatening graffiti found in the girl’s locker room on March 7, 2018, were able to respond immediately and begin an investigation into the incident. Sheriff’s deputies and School Administrators are working together to determine the source of the graffiti. Detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division are assisting with the investigation. At this time, there is no evidence to suggest the graffiti located on March 7, 2018, is related to the threatening messages located on today’s date.

Anyone with information that would assist investigators on either of the graffiti incidents at San Marcos High School, is asked to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 805-683-2724. To leave an anonymous tip, please call 805-681-4171 or go to our website at https://www.sbsheriff.org/home/anonymous-tip/.

While the validity of these threats has not yet been determined, the Sheriff’s Office takes all threats of school violence seriously and investigates these matters accordingly. Sheriff’s deputies will continue increased patrols of the campus today and next week.

The Sheriff’s Office wants to remind community members that threats of school violence are not only disruptive to students and staff, but they also divert law enforceme nt resources away from investigations where crimes have occurred.

 

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a-1520858743 Mar 12, 2018 05:45 AM
Sheriff’s Office Investigates More Threatening Graffiti at San Marcos High School

Of course more "threatening graffiti" was found! When the local authorities and news outlets start making a big deal out of every instance of dumb shiet written on the walls of a high school, kids will just do it more. Not only will it cause a stir, but it will possibly get them out of school. Plus, kids are dumb.

a-1520707887 Mar 10, 2018 10:51 AM
Sheriff’s Office Investigates More Threatening Graffiti at San Marcos High School

Fighting graffiti in that area for nearly 15 years. No skinhead gangs. Westside Gang (west of State Street), Eastside Gang (East of State Street), Goleta 13 (Goleta), those are all strictly Mexican gangs. They are forever fighting for the territory around SMHS. There are a few others, but those are the main ones. Rock Creek Gang is hardly around much anymore, mixed races in that gang, and represents the local area around San Marcos High. Westside gang people go to SMHS, and some G-13, no ES. ES goes to Santa Barbara High. It's my impression that the School District works very hard to keep these gangs separated, including timing when kids are let out of school early, and might mix downtown, bus transer station area. There was an Asian gang at Dos Pueblos, but I don't know anything about it, or its name.

Factotum Mar 10, 2018 10:48 AM
Sheriff’s Office Investigates More Threatening Graffiti at San Marcos High School

In 1964, what did Simon and Garfunkel mean when they wrote this haunting song:
"And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made.
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming.
And the sign said, The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sound of silence. "

Flicka Mar 10, 2018 08:39 AM
Sheriff’s Office Investigates More Threatening Graffiti at San Marcos High School

Telling what the graffiti says would only enhance the message the kid writing it wants. If the "two deputies hard at work" is funny maybe someone could suggest what stance they should be exhibiting while guarding the school entrance. Stand ram rod straight by the door? Would it be less humorous to look more like guards at Buckingham Palace??

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