Spring is the traditional season for educational field trips to the State Capitol in Boise, but recent events have left Statehouse employees feeling less than hospitable toward education.
One GUARDIAN reader thought it a bit hypocritical that schools are pleading poverty during the legislative session with claims that all field trips will be cancelled while busloads of kids swarm the newly renovated Capitol.
But her biggest complaint is about inexcusable behavior. Seems that last Thursday there were a couple of out of town high school groups visiting during the noon hour, lolling about on the lawn eating lunch and being kids. No problem. However, here is what she told the GUARDIAN:
“A kid or kids (no one actually saw who did it) took mailing labels that they’d taken from the lobby of the Borah Post Office and stuck them on all the light posts, flag pole, anything metal that they would stick to. They had written on them two main messages. The first was, and I quote, “Lick my ….”. The second was “F… me up the …”
Maintenance staff spent the afternoon with putty knives peeling off the offending stickers from our newly renovated public structure.
THE GUARDIAN will offer a reward of $100 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who committed this senseless vandalism. We also ask any of our state employee readers to get busy with security video camera recordings, and tour scheduling so we can all know the names of the schools that bring such bad citizens to Boise and allow them to roam free without supervision.
If there is no video of the acts, it is a gaping hole that needs to be plugged immediately. Those nasty stickers could just have easily been something much more sinister.
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