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Vandals Desecrate US Flag at High School, Then Set up Truly Horrifying Replacement

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A flag representing the Islamic State terrorist group mysteriously appeared in the place of an American flag last week at a high school in southwest Utah.

Vandals reportedly damaged the the American flag and left it at the scene early Thursday morning at Hurricane High School, KSTU reported.

The Hurricane Police Department said someone took down the school’s American flag, replaced it with “what looked like” a flag used by the Islamic State group and spray-painted “ISIS IS COMI” on a school wall.

No arrests have been made.

Employees removed the graffiti and replaced the Islamic State flag with a new American flag.

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The Hurricane Police Department enlisted the help of the FBI to help track down who is responsible for the vandalism. However, they determined members of the terrorist group were probably not responsible.

“[B]ased on information we received from the FBI, we do not believe this act was perpetrated by someone linked to the Islamic State. This investigation is ongoing and investigators will continue to follow-up on leads,” Hurricane Police said in a statement, as reported by the Salt Lake Tribune.

Hurricane police officer Ken Thompson said it was unclear how many people were involved with the vandalism.

He also said that authorities were reviewing surveillance footage to help identify the culprit or culprits.

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Thompson also told KUTV that authorities did not know if a student or merely someone passing through switched the flags.

“Most likely, somebody else knows … other than just the person who did it. Officers have received tips … and they’re following those leads and so far they haven’t generated a credible lead but tips can help us out a lot,” he said.

Classes at the high school were held as normal.

“We do not believe there is a danger to students or teachers at the school. Hurricane Police Department has a full time School Resource Officer on site and additional officers will be present to ensure students and faculty feel safe,” Thompson said in a statement, according to the St. George News.

Hurricane police are asking anyone with information to please contact them.

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The timing of this vandalism could not be worse, as the country is still reeling from the devastating loss of life that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida on Wednesday.

Hopefully, the perpetrators of this terrible act are quickly brought to justice.

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