Suspects identified in vandalism at Lawrence field

Football field (Photo by: Daniel X. O'Neil / Flickr)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Police say five male seniors from Free State High School in Lawrence have been identified as suspects in vandalism that included a racial slur at Lawrence High School’s football stadium.

Police say the vandalism, which was found Thursday, included a racial epithet written with shaving cream. Bleachers were egged and other damage was done at the stadium the day before a rivalry game between Lawrence High School and Lawrence Free State.

6NewsLawrence reports school spokeswoman Julie Boyle says the school has notified the suspects’ parents. She says the students will be required to do community service and participate in a diversity education program.

Lawrence Superintendent of Schools Rick Doll said no permanent damage was done to the stadium.

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