Vandalism overnight at BVH

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The mural on the 200’s building is believed to have been vandalized the night of Halloween. The college mural was left by the class of 2010 that was crossed out with spray paint by the suspect(s).

On the morning of Nov. 1, 2021, many Bonita Vista High (BVH) and Bonita Vista Middle School (BVM) students and staff walked onto campus, only to find remnants of vandalism spread around the school and a broken window in room 907 at BVH. 

According to an advisory released on Nov. 2 by the Chula Vista Police Department (CVPD), between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Halloween, it is believed that ​​unknown suspect(s) spray-painted antisemitic and homophobic statements on BVH school doors and walls. There were no clear antisemitic and homophobic statements at BVM. The report isolated three specific colors that were used to vandalize the schools; teal, yellow and black. 

Sweetwater Union High School District employees arrived at BVH the morning after the incident before 7 a.m. to repair the damages made. They have finished most of their work since then, and have reverted class doors and the murals on the 200, 300 and 400’s building back to ‘normal’. The CVPD estimates the cost of damages is ~1,600 dollars at BVH and ~1,000 at BVM.

The CVPD is currently locating witnesses and potential suspect(s), and is investigating the incident as a hate crime due to the homophobic nature of the vandalism at BVH.