The case of the vandalized Grass Island house will not be solved by searching the halls of Daniel Hand High School, says Madison School Superintendent Thomas Scarice.
Scarice said the vandal, who spray-painted references to the Daniel Hand High School football team and last year's championship standing on the iconic red house that sits on Grass Island, does not go to Daniel Hand High School.
"It was not a current high school student at Daniel Hand who vandalized" the house, Scarice said Tuesday. "It was not someone at Hand."
Scarice declined to say anything more, citing not only the possibility of an ongoing investigation by the Guilford Police Department, but also, he said, because if the vandal is not a current student, then it no longer an immediate concern of school administrators.
A resident who lives nearby the red house reported her concerns about the graffiti on the house to Guilford town officials, asking that the building be restored and maintained, since it is considered an important landmark in Guilford. Guilford town officials, in turn, notified the Guilford Police about the graffiti.
According to Madison Patch readers in the comment section of this story, the graffiti bragging about Daniel Hand High School and its state championship win last year is not the only graffiti on the red house, that the interior and other portions of the exterior have also been defaced by graffiti. Still, the graffiti about the high school team's state championship appears to be larger and darker, and so has attracted negative attention on the part of passersby.