Brookwood students to miss out on grad ceremony after vandalism arrests

SNELLVILLE - Two Brookwood High seniors accused of spray painting inappropriate images on school trailers won't be allowed to participate in tonight's graduation ceremony, a school district official said.

When school staff members arrived on campus Thursday morning, they found "some inappropriate sexual images and racial slurs" painted on the trailers' exterior walls, said Jorge Quintana, a school district spokesman. The graffiti included a reference to the "KKK," he said.

A school resource officer investigated the incident and arrested two students, Quintana said. During the investigation, a can of red spray paint believed to have been used in the vandalism was confiscated, he said.

The students, 18-year-old Anthony J. Devore and a 17-year-old whose name was not released, both face misdemeanor charges of interference with government property and criminal trespass, Quintana said.

In addition, the two will face disciplinary action, Quintana said.

"Since they are going to go before a panel, they won't be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony," he said.

Damages were estimated at $2,000.