Fairfax County police are asking the public to help them identify those who destroyed a concrete statue of three llamas at the Potomac School in McLean between dusk on Dec. 21 and 5 a.m. on Dec. 22 last year.
Vandals broke off the heads of all three llamas, left two of the heads on the school grounds and stole the third, school officials said.
The statue, donated by artist Una Rawnsley Hanbury, depicts three llamas standing in a circle. The artwork has been on the private school’s grounds since 1970, first as a climbing structure on a playground and then as a landscaping feature on the front of the campus following the school’s major renovations in the early 2000s, school leaders said.
The statue “really is a beloved icon for our community – something that generations of Potomac students remember,” Marjorie Brennan, chair of the school’s Board of Trustees, said in a Jan.