Graffiti, threatening messages found in Kempsville HS bathroom

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Graffiti and threatening messages were found late last week at Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach.

A Virginia Beach City Public Schools spokesperson confirmed the graffiti was found on Thursday.

Kempsville principal Melissa George sent a message to parents and guardians regarding the graffiti. George said in the message the school is working with police to identify the student responsible.

…there may be an additional police presence at our school tomorrow. As such, please share with your child that this behavior is unacceptable and will lead to disciplinary action at the school as well as possible criminal charges. If your child has any information regarding who might be responsible, please encourage them to share it with an administrator or police officer. Thank you.

The threatening messages at Kempsville came amid a week of threats at local schools. Alleged threats led to a police investigation at Ocean Lakes High School and the arrest of a student at Landstown High School student.

A Tallwood High School student was arrested after threatening graffiti was found at the school on Thursday. A Smithfield High School student was arrested after police say he made a threat online.

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