3 arrested after racist graffiti found on 3 Kirkwood schools

KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) — Two 18-year-old men and a juvenile have been charged after racist graffiti was found on three Kirkwood schools last week.

The graffiti was found Jan. 6 on the exteriors of Kirkwood High School, Nipher Middle School and North Kirkwood Middle School.

The two adult suspects, Daniel Moore and Christian Reese, were charged with property damage for all three locations, Kirkwood police said Wednesday. The juvenile's case has been referred to the St. Louis County Family Court.

The school district said one suspect is a current student and the other two are Kirkwood High School graduates.

Dozens of people gathered at the high school Wednesday to protest the racism and vandalism.

Kirkwood Superintendent David Ulrich thanked the community for supporting students and staff since the vandalism was discovered, KSDK reported.

He said the district will work with student leaders and the community to create “a school climate of equity and safety, where everyone is inclusive of one another.”