Former Pecos Superintendent's Car Vandalized

By Cierra Putman
NewsWest 9

KERMIT - You'll remember the controversy surrounding the resignation of Pecos-Barstow-Toyah's Superintendent Santos Lujan last week.

Well NewsWest 9 learned things got even uglier than we thought.

On Monday, the Kermit Police Department confirmed someone vandalized Lujan's white pickup truck while it was parked outside of his home in Kermit.

According to police reports, the vandals scratched the word "blade" on the vehicle and put dirt and rocks in the gas tank.

All this happened before Lujan resigned from his post as superintendent.

Things became heated in Pecos after Lujan reassigned the popular athletic director and football coach Chris Henson and both students and parents protested the decision.

On Monday, Lujan told NewsWest 9 this was the first time his property has been vandalized during his 39 years as an educator.

Lujan said he has retired from being a superintendent, and will enjoy his time off for a few months, but he plans to eventually get back in the classroom and work with students.

The Kermit Police Department tells NewsWest 9, they are currently investigating the incident which happened on February 19.

Both the police department and Pecos Valley Crime Stoppers are asking the public to help identify the culprit.