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Detectives Investigate Vandalisms to Winston Churchill High School and Walter Johnson High School; Seek Public’s Help to Identify Suspect(s)

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department continue to investigate vandalism to the Winston Churchill High School located at 11300 Gainsborough Road in Potomac and Walter Johnson High School located at 6400 Rock Spring Drive in Bethesda.   The vandalism to the schools occurred between January 27 and January 31.   Detectives believe that the vandalism are related to a sports rivalry between a group of students from both schools.  Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect(s) who committed these vandalisms.

On Friday, January 27, 1st District officers responded to the Winston Churchill High School for the report of a vandalism.  Earlier that morning, school employees had arrived at the school and discovered that the school’s football stadium building, along with several signs and banners around the stadium area, had been spray-painted with graffiti to include the letters “WJ”, the word “CATS”, and images of male genitalia.

On Monday, January 30, the Walter Johnson High School – School Resource Officer (SRO) was contacted by school administrative staff who reported that the school’s football stadium concession stand had been vandalized.  Graffiti, to include the words “BRA”, “SPANX”, “WJ SWEET”, “CHURCH”, “TK SHAV”, “ILL”, “GG”, and images of male genitalia had been spray-painted on the concession stand walls, gates, and advertising signs.

On Tuesday, January 31, the Winston Churchill High School – School Resource Officer (SRO) was contacted by school administrative staff who reported that the school’s stadium and athletic field areas had been vandalized.   The letters “WJ”, along with profanity, and images of male genitalia had been spray-painted on the school’s football stadium building, the scoreboard of the stadium, a dugout on the school’s softball field, and equipment sheds to rear of the athletic fields.

Anyone with information about these vandalisms, and/or the identities of the suspect(s), is asked to call the 1st District Investigative Section at 240-773-6084. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s).  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Release ID: 17-036
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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