A vandalism act Tuesday morning causes about $8,000 in damage
Three male teenagers entered Park City High School on Tuesday morning sometime before 3 a.m., wearing face masks. According to Park City School Board President Moe Hickey, vandalism caused about $8,000 worth of damage.
Park City Police Department Captain Phil Kirk said, investigators are following up on a few leads.
"We’re looking at a suspect or two. We haven’t arrested anyone yet, but it might happen today," Kirk said, adding that it’s too early to know if the suspect is a student at the high school.
According to Hickey, a rug was bleached with an obscene gesture and pornography plastered on the walls around the school. Surveillance tapes reviewed by the Park City Police Department and PCHS interim Principal Dave McNaughtan, showed the teenagers entering the building wearing masks.
"It’s unfortunate. I certainly don’t look at something like that as a prank. That was certainly with full intention to vandalize," Hickey said. "They wore masks coming up to the building and in the building. It was premeditated."
If the suspect is convicted and is 18 or older, he would be required to go through the adult criminal justice system, instead of juvenile court. Kirk said the high school might also enforce disciplinary action.
Becca Gerber, a first-term member of the Park City Council who is seen as bringing a younger person’s perspective to the Marsac Building, will seek reelection this year.