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Vandalism renames Pinecrest High School

An act of vandalism took out the "P," "E" and "R" from the name of Pinecrest High School in Moore County, school officials say.

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SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. — An act of vandalism renamed Pinecrest High School in Moore County.

Assistant Principal Herb Hanson said that someone broke and removed the "P," "E" and "R" signs that spell out the school's name on the front wall. The remaining large, green letters spell out "Incest High School."

Hanson said that Pinecrest High has a tradition and established guidelines for senior pranks, but this one went too far. He said the missing letters will cost $100 each to replace.

The school is investigating the incident as an act of vandalism, Hanson said.

Approximately 2,200 students attend Pinecrest High, which is on Voit Gilmore Lane in Southern Pines.

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