Staff editorial: Led astray

EHS is a family, and the vandalism can’t change that.

Natalie Hinds, opinions editor

Immature, wrong and unnecessary are the most truthful and accurate words to describe the vandalism that happened to our school. In no way, shape or form was it appropriate or okay.

We are known to be a family, but the vandalism says otherwise. It says, “We hate our school.”

We also mustn’t forget that windows were bashed open and shattered. The school had to pay almost $9,000 to repair what the vandals had done to our home. The vandals probably didn’t think about how much their acts would affect EHS and its students.

To think that EHS students are capable of ruining EHS, our home, is upsetting.

Not only did the vandalism shake up our EHS family, but it also degraded reputation. The crime does not reflect the attitudes and demeanor of any of the people we’re acquainted with or of our friends here. 

A lot of our students were heartbroken to find out that the vandals were from Eureka because this is our home away from home.

Not to mention how tasteless the vandalism was, spray painted profanities all over our school isn’t something EHS kids do.

What did it accomplish? What did the vandals gain? What did we gain? Disappointment. We already have enough of that in our lives.

The vandalism was beyond immature. EHS students don’t act like this. EHS students do great things every day and surpass the expectations of all those around us. During track season Hannah Long (12) broke a state record for fastest time in the 1,600 m, and our NHS has over 150 members with service being the primary goal.
Hopefully the vandals realize what they did to our family.  Eventually, we will all grow from this crime and our community will strengthen.