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Teens Allegedly Use Food To Vandalize School

By Amanda Brannon
Published On: Jul 25 2012 05:25:12 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 26 2012 08:57:51 AM CDT
Greenville -

Police said 2 teenagers are responsible for a break-in at J.H. Rose High School and it's all caught on surveillance video.

This happened around 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

Principal Charlie Langley said they are still cleaning up the mess.

"They busted a lot of windows out just ransacked the classroom. They turned over stuff," he said.

The teens didn't leave empty handed. In fact, police said the pair stole a skeleton, likely from a science room and snacks from the vending machine. Langley said it seemed like the teens cared more about destroying the place than actually stealing anything from the school.

"They found a bottle of Texas Pete and just splashed it all over the wall. I found a can of Spaghettios busted on the newly scrubbed and mopped floors so we just have to redo everything," he said.

Langley said the pair got in through a back door by smashing a rock or brick through the window in the door. Lucky for them the alarm didn't go off.

"The alarm was not set the way it should have been," he said.

Langley said there are sixty-four cameras throughout the buildings and since the break-in the high school has updated the camera system and it's not the only action taken.

"We've put up some new lighting and we're looking into some new fencing."

The school has had its fair share of vandalism. Five years ago a break-in cost the school more than 30,000 dollars, according to Langley.

"It's in the middle of a neighborhood that has had some difficult times. It's a cut through and it's almost impossible to prevent that and we don't want to," he said.

Now as police investigate and look for the teens responsible a school is left with a lot of shattered glass from yet another destructive crime.

Langley said the damage may cost more than 10,000 dollars.

If you have any information about this crime you are asked to call crimestoppers.