Graffiti

One of two Miami University students charged in connection with offensive graffiti in a residential hall has withdrawn from school, and the second says he plans to.

Nineteen-year-old William Armour says in an "open letter" sent to The Associated Press that he didn't live up to the school's ethics code and feels that his continued presence on campus would be "a distraction" that brings unwanted media attention to the school.

Student Samir Lal said Wednesday by email he apologizes and is withdrawing.

Each year, over 1,000 complaints of graffiti-related vandalism are made in Springfield. This year over 700 incidents have been reported so far according to police. Graffiti artist also knows as taggers have even spray painted historic buildings like the old State Theater.