News short: Elementary school egged over easy

DIAMOND VALLEY – Students and faculty arrived at Diamond Valley Elementary to a surprise Monday – parts of the school had been pelted with eggs.

“We had a little incident with vandalism, an egging of the school,” Principal Daniel Trimble said.

Trimble made the school body aware of the incident during the morning announcements while also telling the students to stay positive and to come talk to him if they knew anything about the egging.

The Diamond Valley Elemnetary School was vandalized with eggs over the weekend, Diamond Valley, Utah, Nov. 7, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News
The Diamond Valley Elementary School shows signs of vandalism with eggs over the weekend, Diamond Valley, Utah, Nov. 7, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

“We love Diamond Valley, and want to make sure we keep our focus on education … and treating each other with respect,” he said.

While some eggs had been thrown at an office window in the front of the school, more spots were found around the back.

The community uses the school’s facilities quite a bit, Trimble said, and the families who live there are tightly knit. If anything, it looked like a teenager just got bored and unloaded a carton of eggs around the school.

There isn’t much for teens to do in Diamond Valley during the weekend, Trimble said.

Aside for a little bit of a mess to clean up, there wasn’t damage to the school that staff was aware of at the time. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was nonetheless contacted regarding the incident.

If the egg-throwing vandal were to be found in short order, Trimble said, he or she would likely be made to clean up the mess. After that, all involved would call it a day.

Diamond Valley is located on state Route 18 just north of Winchester Hills and is an unincorporated community of Washington County.

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