Minnetonka High School's Senior Rock Repainted in Skipper Colors

The rock had been painted in honor of Kennedy Maddox before it was covered with the green and white trademark of Edina High School.

's senior rock was repainted back to Skipper colors this weekend after it was painted in green and white for Edina High School.

Before the Edina-themed paint job on the rock, it had been decorated in honor of deceased Minnetonka High School graduate . The action drew this weekend.

The new paint job includes the words "Tonka," "Seniors" and initials "KM" for Kennedy Maddox.

"As others have articulated here, I am very disappointed in the individuals responsible for this inappropriate behavior," Edina High School Principal Bruce Locklear wrote on Patch. "Such actions are not representative of what we stand for at Edina High School. We expect much more of our students and certainly do not condone this behavior. While competitions and rivalries run deep, the place for them is on the field of competition, not in the destruction of school property. On behalf of the Edina High School community, I sincerely apologize to the Minnetonka High School students, staff and community members affected by this disrespectful act."

The "senior rock" has been around since the early 1980s, according to Jake Sturgis, communications coordinator for Minnetonka Public Schools.

"It's been a source of pride, whether it's a state championship or grieving over students, but it's typically something the senior class adopts," he said.

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