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RCHS vandalized with gang graffiti
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Suspects defaced the entrance and gym of Rockdale County High School with gang-related graffiti in an incident which reportedly caused the school to cancel a game between RCHS and Salem High School last Friday.

According to reports from the Conyers Police Department, the school resource officer and school officials discovered the spray-painted names and words on Friday around 7:20 a.m.

The graffiti was found on the entrance doors and columns, the brick fascade and sidewalk near the bus lane, a classroom trailer, and the gym doors.

More grafitti and damage was discovered at the baseball field dugout and storage shed. Yellow and red paint was taken from the shed and flung around the ground and concession stand side. A fire extinguisher had been emptied in the shed.

The report described three suspects with a plastic bag and paint cans caught on the school's video camera. 

Some of the words and names referenced the victim in the house party shooting last November, RCHS student Dequavious Mapp.

The shooting, which killed Mapp and left two teens injured, reportedly grew from an altercation between two rival groups, one based in the Irwin Bridge neighborhood area, which is in RCHS's district, and one based in the Salem Road area, which is in SHS's district.

Rockdale County Public Schools spokesperson Cindy Ball said of the incident that administrators noticed grafitti and had it removed.