Vandals continue to prey on SCMS

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By Stevie Lowery

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident of criminal mischief at St. Charles Middle School.
The sheriff’s office received a report that between Feb. 1 and 7, a person or people broke windows and damaged items inside the concession stand behind the school.
According to Sharon “Sam” Bach, a parent volunteer at the school, the vandals kicked the door in, busted the windows out and trashed the inside of the building, including dousing it with barbecue sauce.
Bach said this isn’t the first time SCMS has fallen victim to the troublemakers. Several years ago, a person or persons destroyed the football field.
“The vandalism at St. Charles is getting out of hand,” Bach said.
Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements agrees.
“It’s been going on for several years,” he said. “And we don’t have any leads on who is doing it.”
Clements said there are video cameras behind the school, and he has ordered extra patrol in that area.
“My guys are going through there all the time,” he said.
Clements believes the vandals probably live in the general area near the school.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact the sheriff’s office at (270) 692-3051.
A $100 reward has been offered for information that leads to an arrest.