The break-in is the third of its kind in the past few weeks.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Floyd County officials seek vandals who broke into high school

Floyd County authorities are trying to track down two boys they say broke into a school concession stand and tore it apart. 

The vandals broke into Pepperell High School in Lindale on Sunday night, Channel 2 Action News reported. Once the vandals were inside, they tossed around anything they could find, Channel 2 reported. 

The break-in is the third of its kind in the past few weeks, according to Channel 2. 

Authorities said the vandals might be the same people responsible for vandalizing Pepperell Middle School on June 14. Floyd police told Channel 2 the boys smashed through a window of the concession stand and then reached inside to open the doors.

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Scotty Hattaway, deputy superintendent of operations for Floyd County schools, said the incident is “like a gut punch to us.” 

Police collected fingerprints from both schools and are trying to use touch DNA to find the boys, Channel 2 reported. 

“Our hope is that they’re apprehended by the end of the week,” Hattaway said said. 

Authorities believe the boys are between the ages of 12 and 14.  

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