UPDATE: States Attorney Releases Statement Regarding Charges Pending for Five 18-Year-Old Males in Racial Vandalism at Calvert High School

August 12, 2020

UPDATE: States Attorney, Bob Harvey releases statement regarding the vandalism at Calvert High School.

“I commend the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office for its swift action in identifying five suspects in the August 8, 2020 vandalism incident at Calvert High. Based upon the information currently available, I have directed that charges be filed against these individuals for Fourth Degree Burglary and Malicious Destruction of Property.

Each of these crimes carries a maximum penalty of three years’ incarceration. A review of the evidence will be conducted to determine if additional charges are warranted.

Let me be clear about this: the use of racist epithets is ignorant, intolerable, and immoral. These words have no place in private conversation, let alone in public. As I have said before: people who commit criminal acts in Calvert County will be prosecuted. Criminal misconduct will have consequences.”

Assistant State’s Attorney, Kyle B. Tores, Chief of the District Court Division, will be handling the prosecution of these cases.

8/11/2020: On Sunday, August 9, shortly before 5 p.m. Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of vandalism/malicious destruction of property to the football field and clubhouse at Calvert High School located at 520 Fox Run Blvd. in Prince Frederick.

Preliminary investigation revealed a racial slur had been spray painted onto the football field, an outdoor classroom was broken into and damaged, and other areas of the school campus were vandalized with graffiti.

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Bureau quickly identified five 18-year-old male suspects. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

Anyone with additional information concerning this case is asked to please contact Det. D. Naughton at [email protected]

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office stands against racism and hate speech. “These actions are unacceptable anywhere, especially in our community. The actions of these perpetrators do not represent our community’s values and I fully condemn this vile and abhorrent act and will see that the individuals responsible are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We will do whatever it takes to help ensure that people feel safe and welcome in our community.” – Sheriff Mike Evans

8/11/2020: Racist graffiti spray painted on the football field at Calvert High School, located in Prince Frederick, Maryland, was discovered on August 9 by individuals exercising on the athletic fields.

In addition, an outdoor classroom was broken into and damaged, and other areas of the school campus were vandalized with graffiti.

Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “We are sad and angry that these racist messages occurred on school grounds. This racist language hurts the school system and the Calvert County community. Calvert County Public Schools promotes an anti-racist environment and denounces hate and discrimination.”

Law enforcement officials estimate that the vandalism was perpetrated during the night of August 8.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at 410-535-2800.

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement yesterday, after the football field at Calvert High School was vandalized with racist graffiti this weekend:

“The racist graffiti painted on the Calvert High School football field over the weekend is disgusting and abhorrent. This act of hate and bigotry in our community is horrific, and cannot be condemned strongly enough. I urge local law enforcement to bring those responsible for this heinous act to justice. Hate has no place in Southern Maryland.”

8/10/2020: The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is aware of the graffiti vandalism on the football field at Calvert High School in Prince Frederick, MD and is investigating all avenues of this crime.

Anyone with information about this incident, is asked to please contact Detective D. Naughton at [email protected]

Updates will be provided when they become available.