A $600 reward is being offered to catch vandals who spray painted phrases on walls and windows on all sides of South Brunswick High School in what officials say may have been a senior prank.
The year "2010," an apparent reference to the class graduating on Monday, was painted on the truck trailer used to store school band equipment in the school parking lot. On the building were letters 4-feet high spelling out phrases such as "Smoking Is Allowed." Some of the phrases were obscene.
School custodial staff members spent more than 100 hours cleaning off the front and one side of the school in preparation for parents expected to attend an award ceremony tonight. An outside firm was contacted to remove the rest of the paint. Police estimated the damage at $6,000.
The vandals were caught on tape by surveillance cameras, and officers are working to enhance those images, authorities said.