Man accused of spray painting ‘no more masks’ on rock at elementary school
CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man who is accused of spray painting “no more masks” on a rock outside an elementary school.
Deputies arrested 46-year-old Logan Rada from the Isle of Palms who is charged with malicious injury to personal property, $2,000 or less. Rada surrendered to authorities on Wednesday.
The investigation began Tuesday morning when a deputy responded to Sullivan’s Island Elementary School for someone vandalizing a rock located at the entrance of the school. The rock is normally used to display decorative messages.
The deputy saw that someone had written in blue spray paint “no more masks.”
According to school officials, the rock was vandalized over the weekend.
The discovery was made when someone who was paid to decorate the rock came by the school, saw the message, and told the principal about it. A report states that the person who found the message covered up the writing before students and staff came back on Monday.
The sheriff’s office says camera footage showed a man leaving a van, shaking something, and appearing to write something. Investigators reported that school officials identified the man as Rada. According to the sheriff’s office report, the suspect is also seen days earlier doing the same thing.
The investigating deputy said he spoke to Rada who admitted to painting the rock, and also told the deputy, “Everybody paints rocks,” and that he thought anybody could paint it.
School officials said they wanted to press charges and a warrant was requested for Rada’s arrest.
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