August 3, 2009
Looks like due to the fame of Stephenie Meyer’s novels, the Forks High School Spartans sign is a target for vandalism now. Sad.
Though they attempted to burn down the wooden Forks Spartan sign, the arsonists failed and luckily only burned a wooden planter box and no one was injured.
This sign is very significant to the small town of Forks. Anyone visiting this site would know this is where Stephenie Meyer had her main character in the Twilight Saga, Bella Swan, attend school – at Forks High.
The Forks Forum reports:
“The wooden sign which fronts Spartan Ave. is a popular photo op stop for visiting Twilight fans. Tens of thousands of the fans have had their photo taken in front of the sign.
“After investigating we found not only was the bench on fire, but the arsonist tried to burn down the Forks High School sign. A one foot in diameter charred area was found behind the sign. Also found was a broken window on the north side of the high school.”
Lee said the Forks Police Department has a person of interest who was seen in the area.”
You can read the rest of the article here.
If Twilight were real, Charlie Swan would be on the case…
This is really sad, though. I’m just happy the sign didn’t get burnt. It’s such a big part of the Twilight Saga. This school is where Bella first saw Edward… it’s VERY significant.