Police said four students at Union County High School were arrested after a group of people broke into the school and vandalized the building early Thursday morning and police said more arrests may be made in the case.
Police said the burglary happened just after 12:30 a.m.
The Student Resource Officer at the school said surveillance footage showed several students enter near the school’s library and begin to pour paint on the floor and throw food. The officer said there was also damage to the top floor of the building near the guidance counselor’s office.
Four students were identified and charged.
Police said Makayla Goode, 18, Amaziah Byrd, 18, Shamia Rice, 17, and Kenneth Tucker Jr, 18, were all arrested and charged with burglary second degree and malicious damage to property. They will be tried as adults in general sessions court.
Officers said additional people were seen in the footage and efforts are underway to identify those people.
The investigation is ongoing and police said more charges are likely.
Union County School District Superintendent Dr. William Roach Jr. released this statement on the incident:
“In the early morning hours of Thursday, May 17, 2018 Union County High School was broken into by several individuals. Once inside the school the individuals vandalized several areas of the school. Law Enforcement was notified and has been involved. The school and law-enforcement continue to investigate this incident. The school will follow district policy and discipline any students who are identified as being involved with the incident.”