On Thursday August 17, 2023, A unknown suspect vandalized the Bryant Elementary School by spray painting bricks, windows and the marquee with spray paint and breaking several windows. The damage for this incident was estimated at over $15,000.
On Friday August 18, 2023, a suspect, wearing the same clothing and carrying a baseball bat and camouflaged bag, vandalized and burglarized the North Sand Mountain School utilizing a similar M.O. The suspect caused an estimated $10,000 of damages to the inside of the school, breaking TV's, Computer Equipment, Trophy's etc. On the same night or early morning the suspect again vandalized the Bryant Elementary School with spray paint.
On August 19, 2023, the same suspect arrived at the North Sand Mountain School and attempted to again burglarized and vandalize the school. At this time the suspect was arrested by members of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office prior to doing any additional damage to the school.
The suspect who is a juvenile, will be processed through the Juvenile Justice System.
Special thanks goes out to the Jackson County School Superintendent and his staff for assisting in bringing this reign of terror to and end.