Vandals graffiti high school with racist slurs

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HARRODSBURG, Ky. (WKYT) - Caught on tape, police say vandals showed up at Mercer County High School and damaged a bus and the school itself.

Police say the vandals left racially offensive graffiti on the bus.

As students and staff walked into mercer county high school Thursday morning, they stumbled upon some extremely offensive words and pictures.

"There are many students upset and embarrassed that this happened at our school," said Superintendent Dennis Davis.

"We're outraged at what's gone on in our community in the school with the racial and terrible foul language put on the school and on the school bus," said Wayne Spivey, a pastor at Harrodsburg Baptist Church.

In surveillance video, three suspects are seen walking around the property and you can even see them drawing on school windows.

Harrodsburg Police say the three hooded vandals scribbled racially offensive words and pictures around the property.

"This is not a prank, this is a crime and this is a bias motivated crime and that’s how we're pursuing it," said Lt. Chad Powell with Harrodsburg Police.

The school's superintendent says this sort of crime will not be tolerated. "We want to make sure that we do everything we can to investigate and make sure that justice is served," he told WKYT.

A $1000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrests of these three vandals.

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