West Seattle scene: Tagging cleanup at Boren campus

Driving northbound on Delridge this afternoon, we noticed the Boren campus, which the district is reopening this fall for a new elementary school, had been hit again by a particularly prolific wave of tagging. Then we spotted the district paint-over/cleanup crew, so we stopped for a photo. Community volunteers painted the bright mural panels that cover the school windows, which were boarded up a year and a half ago, hoping to discourage taggers, but a drive around the school suggests the vandals have hit most of the non-mural surfaces.

9 Replies to "West Seattle scene: Tagging cleanup at Boren campus"

  • Karen February 28, 2012 (4:20 pm)

    Genesee Hill School was also hit. This time it was about 10 inside courtyard walls. Judging by the photo, it might have been the same taggers.

    • WSB February 28, 2012 (4:46 pm)

      Thanks, Karen, we’ll check on that. Coffee – Though there wasn’t any place to pull over for photos – we were trying to get back around to the front of the school to catch the cleanup crew in action – we noticed the back (east) and south sides are quite thoroughly vandalized too. Especially the back, looking down from the street that goes uphill. That will be a LOT of work to paint over …

  • coffee February 28, 2012 (4:20 pm)

    I noticed this yesterday and was going to comment about it.

  • Creekside February 28, 2012 (11:39 pm)

    Welcome to our hood. Take a wander behind Boren on certain afternoons or evenings and you will likely observe all kinds of unpleasant activities. STEM, please, once you start up, stay forever.

  • Creekside February 28, 2012 (11:59 pm)

    Meanwhile, this evening, there was a strong arm robbery at Delridge and Brandon, just down the street from Boren.

  • robert February 29, 2012 (7:03 pm)

    maybe the prosecuter will give free birdshot to somebody to stop this noncense.one load of rocksalt or birdshot will definatly stop graffity

  • steve February 29, 2012 (7:15 pm)

    I just drove by there this evening and it’s still covered in graffiti.

  • kayo February 29, 2012 (9:36 pm)

    The graffiti is everywhere. It looks awful and is going to be a huge job to clean up. Jerks.

  • M. March 1, 2012 (6:53 pm)

    These last few years, I’ve seen the amount of tagging grow exponentially all over Seattle. Even walls and structures along I5 are no longer free of this destruction. As for Boren, I’m goint to make it a point of driving around the perimeter, charged phone handy. Let’s all keep a watch and report, the Police need our help. Thankfully the SW precinct is close by, Be safe and vigilant.

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