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Edina Students Blamed for Minnetonka Memorial Vandalism

Edina-themed spray paint on a memorial rock decorated in honor of deceased Minnetonka High School graduate Kennedy Maddox drew plenty of ire from the Twitter community.

A group of students could be responsible for graffiti spray painted on a memorial rock outside of .

The high school's senior rock had been decorated in honor of  this year. The formerly blue rock was painted green and white, with "Edina Hornets" written on it.

As might be expected, Twitter users reacted in force.

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Andrea Parrott August 29, 2012 at 03:55 AM
Comment deleted for violating terms of service.
Bruce Locklear August 31, 2012 at 05:04 PM
A few weeks ago Edina High School was in the news for an unfortunate act of misplaced rivalry between our school and Minnetonka High School. I have articulated to many about my disappointment in the action of a handful of students who chose to deface another school’s property. Since that time, I have had the opportunity to witness with great pride the behavior of several Edina students, both from those involved in the incident and those who were not. In both cases, students have exhibited a strength of character in being forthright and respectful. For those students not involved, I appreciate that they were willing to come forward and offer to help repair the wrong that was committed by offering to repaint the rock and publicly apologize on behalf of Edina High School. For those few students who were involved, I am proud of their maturity in admitting their involvement and in owning their actions and resulting consequences. It is clear to me that these students were not malicious in their actions and are sincerely sorry for what they’ve done. Edina High School is proud of its tradition of excellence both on and off the field. As a new school year begins, I look forward to putting this event behind us and embarking on another great year.
Bruce Locklear August 31, 2012 at 05:05 PM
A few weeks ago Edina High School was in the news for an unfortunate act of misplaced rivalry between our school and Minnetonka High School. I have articulated to many about my disappointment in the action of a handful of students who chose to deface another school’s property. Since that time, I have had the opportunity to witness with great pride the behavior of several Edina students, both from those involved in the incident and those who were not. In both cases, students have exhibited a strength of character in being forthright and respectful. For those students not involved, I appreciate that they were willing to come forward and offer to help repair the wrong that was committed by offering to repaint the rock and publicly apologize on behalf of Edina High School. For those few students who were involved, I am proud of their maturity in admitting their involvement and in owning their actions and resulting consequences. It is clear to me that these students were not malicious in their actions and are sincerely sorry for what they’ve done. Edina High School is proud of its tradition of excellence both on and off the field. As a new school year begins, I look forward to putting this event behind us and embarking on another great year. Bruce Locklear, Ed.D. Edina High School principal
Ryan Gauthier September 21, 2012 at 12:14 AM
I deleted a couple of comments as I felt they violated our terms of service. I won't tolerate any attacks or personal threats in the comments section.
Mark September 25, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Ryan, there were no threats on the post. The post spoke the truth about what is going on at Edina High School. Parents should know what is going on and should speak up. Bruce Locklear is out of control with what authority he thinks he has. Any principal that tells the superintendent that he runs his school how he wants to has a problem. I guess the freedom of speech is out the door when it comes to covering Edina.

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