Schools may be closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, but students will still vandalize school properties if given the chance.
Case in point: Three children were arrested this weekend after being accused of breaking into and vandalizing a local school. The students are being accused of vandalizing and causing at least $50,000 in damages to school properties at Altus Intermediate School in Altus, Oklahoma.
The Altus Police Department shared details of the incident on Monday through their Facebook page. The post was updated to include photos of the damages allegedly caused by the children, who are aged 6, 8, and 12. In the photos, paint can be seen dumped across the floor and walls, and trashcans and chairs tipped over on the floor.
According to the Facebook post, the school’s surveillance cameras recorded the three juveniles as they caused costly damages. The post described the footage as showing them “damaging computers, dumping paints on floors and walls, using fire extinguishers inside multiple rooms and damaging interior doors and interior windows.”
A glass door on the north side of school was broken, causing police to believe it was the kids’ point of entry to the school.
The Altus Police Department said that the children were released to their parents, but have not made further comments on possible charges in the incident.