COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - UPDATE 7/31/19:
Less than 24 hours after 11 News ran a story about graffiti near a Colorado Springs high school, the city stepped in to clean it up.
On Wednesday, crews with the City of Colorado Springs sandblasted the graffiti that was on a fence near Vista Ridge High School. The operation cost taxpayers about $225.
If anyone has information on the person or people who did the graffiti, they are asked to call Colorado Springs police at 719-444-7000.
ORIGINAL STORY 7/30/19:
The words "white pride" and an apparent attempt at swastikas were painted on a backyard fence right across from a high school in Colorado Springs.
Classes start on Thursday at Vista Ridge High School. It isn’t clear who is responsible for the cleanup of the blatant graffiti near Black Forest Road.
11 News spoke with the homeowner’s association that may be responsible for the fence. The representative said she can’t say for certain who is responsible, but they do plan on getting in touch with the city and cleanup is in the works.
A picture of some of the graffiti is at the top of this article. Some we chose not to show because of how vulgar it is.
It’s not clear when the paint first got there, but neighbors have seen it since at least Monday. Now they're taking steps to protect their young children.
"There is a park right across the way and we do go up to that school, and instead of us even driving up that street to go to run our errands, we go the other direction because my kids are little and I don't want the question of, 'What is that? What does it mean?'" said Brittney L’Allier, a nearby neighbor.
If you have any information on this crime, you’re asked to call Colorado Springs police at 719-444-7000.