An Arbutus Athletic Association memorial on the field of Arbutus Middle School was defaced by vandals who spray painted rocks that had been decorated to honor the memory of a Golden Eagle coach and two young players who tragically died in a fire last year.
Three rocks located on the athletic field, located near the footbridge next to Arbutus Middle School, had been painted as a memorial to coach Carl "Thunder" Linton, Jr., and to Marquis and Tyquis Manigo, brothers who perished in a house fire last September.
Linton passed away in 2008, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Golden Eagles president Matt Kuhn said that the vandalism likely happened on Monday or Tuesday.
"It’s apparent that some people in the community have no idea the meaning of these “rocks.'" said Jessica Laster, a Golden Eagle parent. "They are painted with the numbers of our fallen Eagles."
Members of the football team touch these rocks before stepping on the field before each and every home game, Laster said.
The association is planning on repainting the rocks, according to Kuhn.
Any person with information about the vandalism can contact Precinct 1/Wilkens at 410-887-0872, or email email@example.com.