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Restroom vandalism at RHHS
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Recently Richmond Hill High has been experiencing a string of vandalism. The incidents have been primarily aimed at the school’s four main bathrooms. Both the boys’ and girls’ lavatories are being targeted, indicating that the vandal is most likely not a single individual, but several. While public school bathrooms are not typically known for their pristine condition, owed not to the maintenance staff but moreso to the caliber of the average user, this recent outbreak of grubbiness however, has been above and beyond the norm. In response to the situation some stricter regulatory measures concerning restroom use have been implemented.

Students are required to keep close tabs on all their restroom breaks, complete with check-out and check-in times, via sign out sheets. While this was already a standard at RHHS, it has been reaffirmed. In addition to this teachers have been instructed to not allow bathroom breaks, unless of course there is an emergency, during the first and last fifteen minutes of class. Breaks for water have been strongly discouraged during class time altogether.

While the students of Richmond Hill are not overly thrilled with the stronger bathroom regulations they nonetheless stand behind the administration, and are in concurrence with Dr. Spann, principal, in that this is a serious, and disgusting, issue that deserves both an immediate and effective response. "It’s a bit of a hassle, but it’s necessary," said one Richmond Hill student.

The administration has gone so far as offer up a "reward" for information, primarily names, leading to the apprehension of the vandal(s). While reports coming from the office indicate that headway is being made, a definite culprit has yet to be exposed. Students and staff alike, and most assuredly the maintenance faculty, eagerly await the apprehension of the ruffian.

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