Police are looking for the person or persons who broke into and vandalized Sevier County High School in Sevierville.
The Sevierville Police Department is investigating a case of extensive vandalism at Sevier County High School that occurred early Monday morning.
Officers responded to an alarm at the school just after 5 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, but found no intruders on the premises.
They did discover substantial vandalism throughout the building, including broken windows and display cases; technology equipment such as computers and DVD players smashed; damaged cafeteria equipment, and the large bear statue in the front lobby knocked off its pedestal base and damaged. Video surveillance cameras were also destroyed.
In the gymnasium, the boys locker room was vandalized, cans of paint were emptied onto the basketball court and weights from weight training equipment were thrown onto the floor.
According to SPD Detective Ray Brown, entrance was made into the main school building through a window at the back of the school. The initial investigation does not indicate anything was stolen.
“Detectives are working on several leads,” said Bob Stahlke, public information officer with the City of Sevierville.
No photos or videos were available for release.
The Sevierville Police Department asks anyone with information about the vandalism at Sevier County High School to contact SPD Detective Brown at 865-868-1749.