Two could be charged in Kettle Moraine H.S. graffiti incident

WALES -- Police arrested a man and woman, both 19 years old, in connection with the graffiti incident at Kettle Moraine High School. The man is from Watertown, the woman from the Village of Summit.

The two suspects are expected to be charged with criminal damage to property. They could face an enhancer because the damage was done to a school. Detectives say one of the suspects is a former student of the high school.

Police say the graffiti was painted on the side of Kettle Moraine High School late Thursday night. It was discovered Friday morning and immediately painted over.

"It was disappointing. Especially, with all of the efforts we make to ensure the safety and security of our staff in our building. We took it very seriously," said Principal Jeff Walters.

About half of the student body at Kettle Moraine H.S. left classes early Friday. Parents were also emailed about the graffiti situation.

In a news release issued late Monday morning, officials said, "The investigation has determined that the incident was a vandalism matter.  While the language painted on the outside school wall was vulgar, there was no threat of violence intended by the suspects to any student or staff member of Kettle Moraine High School."

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department says graffiti was also discovered at a farm in Waukesha County, and they suspect the same people are behind that too.