Elba High School classes canceled due to vandalism | Crime
ELBA, AL (WSFA) - Classes at Elba High School have been canceled for the day according to school officials.
Elba City Schools says Elba High School was vandalized overnight. According to the Elba Police Department, authorities were notified at approximately 6:13 a.m. of an incident. When they arrived at the school they discovered what was termed as a "significant" amount of vandalism inside the school.
Damage to the property was considered minimal however extensive clean up will be required. Police say most of the damage was due to the discharge of fire extinguishers, minimal flooding and the discharge of condiments from the school's cafeteria.
Police add that it is tradition to roll the facility with toilet paper at the end of the school year, however "this incident has crossed the line which will require extensive clean up and a total disruption of school function."
Authorities say evidence indicates that a number of individuals were involved and persons of interest have been established. The incident is being investigated as a burglary which is considered a class C felony and could impose a sentence of imprisonment from one to 10 years and/or a fine of up to $15,000 if convicted.
Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Elba Police Department at 334-897-2555.