Hurricane High School in Southern Utah was vandalized Thursday morning when vandals shredded the American flag and replaced it with an ISIS terrorist flag, and they also spray painted walls with messages that read: “ISIS is comi–.”
The American flag was left on the school property.
This act came on the morning after a mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead.
Hurricane City Police Officer Ken Thompson said “investigators are currently reviewing surveillance footage from the school’s security cameras, as well as footage from surrounding businesses.”
The crime took place around 3 a.m. but Thompson said it’s unclear how many individuals were involved.
Hurricane High School held classes all day Thursday and will continue to do so on Friday.
The school has taken measures to ensure the safety of the students, according to the Hurricane City Police Department’s statement. Thompson said there is a “beefed up” law enforcement presence at the school today.
A statement from Hurricane Police said Washington County School District employees have removed the “ISIS IS COMI” graffiti and replaced the ISIS flag with a new American flag.
Hurricane Police sent an image of the ISIS flag to the FBI for analysis. In a statement, Hurricane Police said that based on current information from the FBI, they do not believe this act was perpetrated by someone linked to the Islamic State.
This investigation is ongoing and investigators will continue to follow up on leads.