A flag at a high school in Utah was found destroyed and replaced by an ISIS-flag early Thursday.
(Jacob Hamilton/The City via AP)
An American flag at a high school in the Southwest of Utah was found destroyed and replaced by an ISIS-flag, Thursday, Fox 13 reported.
An unknown perpetrator had taken the flag at Hurricane High School, in the Washington County School District, and shall be replaced by “what appeared to be a flag used by ISIS,” said the police.
The American flag was left scattered on the scene. The words “ISIS is STANDING” had sprayed on a wall of the school in the east side, KUTV reported.
Ken Thompson, a spokesman for the Hurricane Police department, said that the authorities do not know whether the perpetrator was a student or someone from outside the community.
“Officials have received tips this morning and they follow that lead and to the extent that these have not yet generated a credible lead, but tips can help us a lot,” he said.
Hurricane Police sent extra officers to the school Thursday to reassure students and teachers of their safety. The classes will resume normally on Thursday and will reportedly continue until Friday.
The authorities released a report saying school employees are replaced by the “ISIS flag” with a new American flag, and remove the graffiti. Images of the ISIS flag were then sent to the FBI for analysis.
“[B]ased on information that we received from the FBI, we do not believe in this law was committed by someone linked to the Islamic State,” Hurricane PD said in a statement. “This investigation is ongoing and the researchers will continue to follow-up on leads.”