Robert “Spike” Kittrell got an opportunity few people ever get.

“It’s not every day you’re given free reign at your old high school with a bucket of paint,” he said, laughing.

But Kittrell’s intentions at Septima P. Clark Academy were entirely honorable.

The 29-year-old artist from James Island was getting a jump on Friday’s Day of Caring by starting work today on a 25-foot-by-8-foot mural that will brighten the halls of his alma mater.

Read more in Thursday’s editions of The Post and Courier.